Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Luzon, Metro Manila areas on April 8, 2017


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MANILA, Philippines - A stronger magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Luzon and Metro Manila areas few minutes after the 5.6 quake shook parts of the region on Saturday, April 8.

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Mabini, Batangas on April 8, 2017

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the earthquake at 03:09:21 p.m., with its epicenter at 13.81°N, 120.84°E - 012 km N 57° W of Mabini.

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The earthquake that occurred has a tectonic origin with 24 km depth of focus.

The strong quake was felt at Intensity VII in Mabini, Batangas; Intensity IV in Calatagan, Nasugbu and Tingloy, Batangas.

Intensity V was recorded in Batangas City, Sto. Tomas and Lemery Batangas; Tagaytay City.

Intensity IV was felt in Dasmarinas, Cavite; Lucena City and Pateros.

Meanwhile, Intensity III in Makati, Pasay, Quezon City, Muntinlupa, Malabon, Mandaluyong and Bacoor, Cavite.

Intensity II felt in Daet, Camarines Sur.

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Phivolcs warned of possible aftershocks and damages from the quake.

On April 4, magnitude 5.5 quake was also jolted Metro Manila and Luzon areas with series of aftershocks reported.

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