Magnitude 5.5 quake rocks Metro Manila, Luzon

Employees of the Department of Justice in Manila went outside the building when a magnitude 5.5 earthquake was felt in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon. The STAR/Evelyn Macairan. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MANILA, Sep 13, 2019, PhilStar. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said, reported The Philippine Star.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, was located 40 kilometers north of Burdeos, Quezon province at 4:28 p.m., according to PHIVOLCS.

Intensity 4 or “moderately strong” shaking which slightly rocked vehicles and was generally felt by those indoors and some people outdoors was recorded in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte and Quezon City.

Meanwhile, Guinayangan, Quezon felt Intensity 3 or “weak” shaking felt by many indoors especially those on upper floors.

PHIVOLCS said damage and aftershocks are expected.

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