Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Luzon

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:

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. –