Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake rocks Luzon, Phivolcs gives tips

Tuesday night, April 4, at exactly 8:58pm, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit most parts of Central Luzon. The origin is Tectonic with a 3 Kilometer depth of focus.

The epicenter is exactly at 13.71°N, 120.83°E – 007 km N 37° W of Tingloy, Batangas according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The reported intensities were:

  • Intensity IV at Makati City and Obando, Bulacan
  • Intensity III at Mandaluyong City, Quezon City, Gen. Trias and Dasmariñas, Cavite, Lucena City Quezon, Santa Ana Manila
  • Intensity II at Talisay, Batangas and Pasig City

Though there was no threat of a tsunami, aftershocks were recorded which occurred at 9:17pm and 9:26pm with magnitude 2.5 and 2.6 respectively, with epicenters at Tingloy, Batangas.

“We don’t expect significant damage in many areas but we need to make sure that the other areas near the epicenter would report there are slight damages.” Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said.

Meanwhile, here is a guide on what to do before, during, and after earthquakes courtesy of Phivolcs:

Image by Phivolcs

 

Image by Phivolcs

 

Image by Phivolcs

 

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