Magnitude 5.0 quake rocks parts of Luzon
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolted parts of Luzon on Thursday afternoon, November 10.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) initially put the tremor's magnitude at 4.4, but upgraded it to 5.0 half an hour later.
Phivolcs said the quake struck at 3:10 pm, off General Nakar in Quezon province. It was a shallow tremor, at just 13 kilometers deep.
The following intensities were recorded:
- Intensity V – General Nakar and Infanta, Quezon
- Intensity IV – Antipolo City; Angono, Rizal; Real, Quezon
- Intensity III – Quezon City; Makati; Mandaluyong; Manila; Marikina; Pasay; Pasig; San Juan; Tarlac City; Calumpit, Bulacan; San Mateo, Teresa, Tanay, and Binangonan, Rizal
- Intensity II – Caloocan; Parañaque; Pateros; Taguig; Valenzuela; San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Bacoor, Cavite
No damage is expected from the quake, but Phivolcs warned there would be aftershocks. (READ: All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes) – Rappler.com