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    Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts Luzon areas, epicenter in Camarines Norte

    MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted Luzon areas with epicenter in Camarines Norte on Wednesday afternoon, December 7, 2022, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

    Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Camarines Norte on Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Camarines Norte on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Photo from Phivolcs

    Phivolcs said it traced the epicenter of the earthquake 19 kilometers northeast of Tinaga Island (Vinzons) in Camarines Norte) It had a depth of 1 kilometer.

    The earthquake, recorded at 01:05 PM, was of tectonic origin.

    Metro Manila and Luzon areas like Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Mindoro also experienced tremors.

    Phivolcs added that aftershocks may be expected.

    The following earthquake intensities were registered in these areas:

    Reported Intensities:

    Intensity II - Quezon City

    Instrumental Intensities:

    Intensity V - Mercedes, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte

    Intensity IV - Daet, Camarines Norte; Guinayangan, Polillo, Quezon

    Intensity III - Ragay, Pili, Iriga City, Camarines Sur; Mauban, Lopez, Mulanay, Alabat, Gumaca, Quezon

    Intensity II - 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 - 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

    — The Summit Express
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