Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Quezon

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked Burdeos, Quezon, at 4:28 pm Friday, September 13.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, was felt in the following areas:

Instrumental intensity:

Phivolcs initially said a magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit Burdeos, Quezon. 

Phivolcs said in its bulletin that damage and aftershocks are expected following the earthquake. 

Buildings in Manila were briefly evacuated and trains halted while crews looked for any damage as several smaller aftershocks rumbled through the ground. At least 4 aftershocks have been recorded by Phivolcs as of past 6 pm Friday. – with reports from Agence France-Presse/