Magnitude 5.6 earthquake shakes Metro Manila, Luzon areas on April 8, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - (Updated 5:30 p.m.) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported a magnitude 5.6 earthquake that shook parts of Metro Manila and Luzon on Saturday afternoon, April 8, 2017.

Earthquake April 8, 2017

The exact time of occurrence was recorded at 03:07:00 p.m. with epicenter at 13.75°N, 120.93°E - 001 km S 53° W of Mabini, Batangas.


The earthquake that occurred has a tectonic origin with 27 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.

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake shakes Metro Manila

Meanwhile, scientific agency United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a higher magnitude of 5.9 with epicenter at Talaga Proper, Mabini, Batangas.

Magnitude 5.9 USGS
Screenshot from USGS website.
Followers of The Summit Express said they felt the earthquake in Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Pampanga, Laguna, Batangas and Quezon.

Phivolcs warned of possible aftershocks and damages from the quake.

PHIVOLCS' Valley Fault System Atlas (Earthquake Map) now available online

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

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