Thursday, April 4, 2013

Metro Manila earthquake April 4, 2013

(2nd UPDATE) An earthquake was felt in several areas in Metro Manila on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at around 10:27 a.m.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded the quake with a magnitude of 5.4 in the Richter Scale.

The epicenter was located about 17 km northeast of Baler, Aurora. The origin was tectonic and has a depth of 5 km.

In Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Taguig City, Pasay City, and Antipolo City, the intensity was recorded at magnitude 3.

Intensity 2 meanwhile was felt in Manila, Malolos, Bulacan, and Clemente, Tarlac.

Some Twitter users said the quake was felt as well in provinces such as Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Bataan.

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