Philippines: Earthquake rocks Metro Manila, several Luzon areas

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Manila Earthquake

An earthquake that measured 5.2 magnitude rocked Metro Manila and nearby provinces in Luzon past noon Wednesday but authorities said no major damages were recorded.

Evacuations were ordered in different areas immediately after the earthquake hit around 1:05 pm, according to Philvocs. The epicenter was reported in Tinaga Island near Vinzons in the province of Camarines Norte.

Various intensities were reported in the following areas, according to Philvocs:

Intensity V (strong)

  • Mercedes, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte

Intensity IV (moderately strong)

  • Daet, Camarines Norte
  • Guinayangan, Polillo, Quezon
  • Intensity III (weak)
  • Ragay, Pili, Iriga City, Camarines Sur
  • Mauban, Lopez, Mulanay, Alabat, Gumaca, Quezon

Intensity II (slightly felt)

  • Tabaco, Albay
  • Dingalan, Aurora
  • Batangas City, Batangas
  • Calumpit, Plaridel, Pulilan, Marilao, San Ildefonso, Bulacan
  • Sagnay, Camarines Sur
  • Carmona, Cavite
  • Marikina City, Pasig City, Metro Manila
  • Gapan City, Nueva Ecija
  • Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro
  • Guagua, Pampanga
  • Infanta
  • Pangasinan
  • Dolores, Infanta, Calauag, Quezon
  • Taytay, Tanay, Rizal

Intensity I (scarecely perceptible)

  • Legazpi City, Albay
  • Bulakan, Santa Maria, Guiguinto, Obando, Malolos City, Pandi, Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan
  • Tagaytay City, Ternate,
  • Cavite
  • Candon, Ilocos Sur
  • Calamba, Los Banos, Laguna
  • Malabon City, Pasay, Quezon City, Muntinlupa City, San Juan City, Metro Manila
  • Mapanas, Northern
  • Samar
  • San Antonio, Gabaldon, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
  • Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
  • Tayabas, Lucena City, Quezon
  • Angono, Morong, Antipolo,
  • Cainta, Rizal

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