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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts Northern Luzon, Metro Manila areas


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MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported a magnitude 5.3 earthquake that shook parts of Northern Luzon and Metro Manila at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2016.

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts Northern Luzon, Metro Manila areas
Photo Credit: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
The exact time of occurrence was recorded at 09:40:04 p.m. with epicenter at 16.47°N, 119.42°E - 051 km N 81° W of Bolinao (Pangasinan).

The earthquake with tectonic origin has a depth of 26 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt at Intensity IV in Lingayen, Pangasinan and Alilem and Ilocos Sur.

Intensity III hit San Carlos, Pangasinan.

Intensity II was experienced in Makati City, Pasig City, and Quezon City.

Meanwhile, it has Intensity I in Pasig City, Olongapo City, Baler, Aurora, and Dagupan City.

Earthquake October 2, 2016 Pangasinan

Netizens have told The Summit Express on Facebook that they felt the earthquake in the following locations: Pangasinan, La Union and Quezon City.

There is no reported damage or injury after the quake but Phivolcs warned of possible aftershocks.

The government bureau who monitors volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunami in the country initially announced the quake has magnitude 3.6.

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