Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes Aurora
Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes Aurora
(UPDATED) Phivolcs says damage and aftershocks are expected following the earthquake that was also felt in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Aurora late Saturday morning, May 23, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs said the earthquake struck at 10:10 am with the epicenter located in San Luis, Aurora.

Phivolcs initially reported at around 10:23 am that the earthquake was magnitude 5.1, but upgraded this to magnitude 5.4 in an updated bulletin released at 10:59 am.

The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 7 kilometers and was felt in the following areas: 

Reported Intensities:

  • Intensity VI – Baler, Aurora
  • Intensity V – San Luis, Dipaculao, and Maria Aurora, Aurora
  • Intensity IV – Casiguran and Dingalan, Aurora; Gabaldon, and Palayan City, Nueva Ecija
  • Intensity III – Obando, Bulacan; Villasis, Pangasinan; Parañaque City; Antipolo City, Rizal
  • Intensity II – Santo Domingo, Nueva Ecija; Malolos City, and Plaridel, Bulacan; Baguio City; Manila; Malabon City; Navotas City; Quezon City; Valenzuela City 
  • Intensity I – Gapan City, Nueva Ecija; Guinayangan, Quezon

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity IV – Palayan City, Nueva Ecija
  • Intensity III – San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Santiago City, Isabela
  • Intensity II – Cabanatuan City and San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Malolos City, Bulacan; City of Baguio; City of Navotas
  • Intensity I – Guagua, Pampanga; Marikina City; Malabon City; Quezon City; Guinayangan and Mauban, Quezon; Iriga City, Camarines Sur; Dagupan City, Pangasinan

Phivolcs said aftershocks and damage were expected. –

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