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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Luzon

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Luzon
(6th UPDATE) The earthquake leaves at least 9 people dead in Pampanga. Aftershocks are also recorded.

MANILA, Philippines (6th UPDATE) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked parts of Luzon at 5:11 pm on Monday, April 22, leaving at least 9 people dead in the province of Pampanga.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) revised the magnitude upwards, after initially pegging the earthquake at magnitude 5.7.

In a bulletin, Phivolcs said the epicenter of the earthquake was located in Castillejos, Zambales.

The following intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity VI – San Marcelino and Subic, Zambales; Floridablanca, Lubao, and Porac, Pampanga;  Angeles City; Olongapo City
  • Intensity V – Castillejos and San Felipe, Zambales; Magalang, Mexico, and San Fernando, Pampanga; Abucay, Balanga, and Mariveles, Bataan; Malolos, and Obando, Bulacan; Indang, Cavite; Lipa City; Makati City; Mandaluyong City; Manila City; Quezon City; Pasay City; San Juan City; Taguig City; Tarlac City; Valenzuela City
  • Intensity IV – Meycauayan, Plaridel, and San Jose del Monte, Bulacan; San Rafael, Tarlac; Rosales and Villasis, Pangasinan; Itogon, and La Trinidad, Benguet; Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya; Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija; San Mateo, Rizal; Bacoor, Imus, and Maragondon, Cavite; Nasugbu, 
    Batangas; Antipolo City; Baguio City; Caloocan City; Las Piñas City; Marikina City; Pasig City; Tagaytay City
  • Intensity III – Marilao, Bulacan; Santo Domingo and Talavera, Nueva Ecija; Maddela, Quirino; Dingalan, Aurora; Lucban, Quezon; Santa Cruz, Laguna; Carmona, Dasmariñas, General Trias, and Silang, Cavite; San Nicolas and Talisay, Batangas; Cabanatuan City; Calamba City; Gapan City; Muntinlupa City; Palayan City
  • Intensity II – Baler, Aurora

Damage and aftershocks were recorded in parts of Luzon. But Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said there is no danger of a tsunami.

Power outages also hit several provinces. Flights at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga, railway operations, and classes were suspended as well. –

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