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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits island east of Luzon

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A magnitude 5 earthquake struck 150 kilometers east of Manila Friday afternoon, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

The EMSC said the quake had a depth of 10 km and was traced 26 km northeast of Patnanungan Island in Quezon province.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology originally measured the quake at 5.5 but revised it to 5.3.  It said the tremor struck at 4:28 p.m. 40 km northeast of Burdeos, Quezon.

The tremor, which was technonic in origin, rattled office workers inside the high-rise buildings of Makati City. It was also felt in other parts of Metro Manila and parts of Quezon, Rizal, Bulacan, Aurora, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Bicol Region.

It was felt at Intensity 4 in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte; Intensity 3 in Quezon City; Intensity 3 in Tagaytay City; and Intensity 3 in Guinayangan, Quezon.

Operations of Metro Rail Transit Line 3 and Light Rail Transit Line 1 were temporarily suspended following the quake and a major aftershock but resumed in the evening.

Philvolcs said aftershocks were expected following the quake. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Phivolcs said an aftershock, measuring 5.1, hit the same area at 5:18 p.m. It was felt at Intensity 5 in Polillo, Quezon province and Intensity 4 in Quezon City.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council asked residents in affected areas to ensure their own safety.

In Manila, the city government advised all building and property custodians/managers to check for building/structural integrity before the re-entry of people.

“I have ordered the Manila DRRM Office to monitor and report the impact of the earthquake that was felt in Manila this afternoon,” said Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso.

 

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