6.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Luzon, schools and offices evacuated


Image from UST's Twitter account
  • A 6.3 earthquake jolted parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila
  •  The tremor originated in Lian, Batangas
  • Schools and offices suspended classes and work following the earthquake

 A 6.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in different parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila around 1:28 p.m. on Friday, August 11.

Several schools and offices suspended classes and work following the earthquake that originated in Lian, Batangas.

The tremor, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), was tectonic in origin with a depth of 160 kilometers. The quake is not likely to cause damage as it is very deep, Phivolcs Senior Science Research Specialist Rhommel Prutas said.

According to Inquirer, intensity IV was felt in Calapan, Mindoro; Subic, Zambales; Rosario, Cavite; Manila, Occidental Mindoro. Intensity III was felt in Makati City; Quezon City; Pateros City; Cainta, Rizal and Calamba, Laguna.. Intensity II was recorded in  Magalang, Pampanga and Tanauan City in Batangas, while intensity I was felt in Talisay, Batangas.

Aftershocks are expected, according toPhivolcs.

 

This article has been viewed 154 times. Article originally posted: August 11, 2017, 11:48 am (UTC-0). Last update: August 11, 2017 at 11:48 am (UTC-0).

Facebook Comments