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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Luzon, Metro Manila areas



MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit areas in Metro Manila and Luzon early on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Luzon, Metro Manila areas

Early report said that quake has a magnitude 5.7 but it's already corrected on its website and social media channels.

The exact time of occurrence was recorded at 03:31:59 AM with epicenter 14.73°N, 119.76°E - 043 km S 55° W of San Antonio (Zambales).

PHIVOLCS said that the earthquake that occurred has a tectonic origin, struck at a depth of 85 kilometers not 10km as reported earlier.

PHIVOLCS also said that Intensity 4 was felt in the following Metro Manila areas: Pasig, Pasay, Manila, Quezon and Makati; San Mateo town in Rizal; and Obando and Hagonoy towns in Bulacan.

Intensity 3 was felt in San Miguel town in Tarlac and Tagaytay City in Cavite.

Intensity 2 was felt in Batangas City and Baguio City.

Phivolcs said the quake will not cause damage but is expected to produce aftershocks.

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