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6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Luzon

(Updated, 2:53 p.m.) A 6.3-magnitude earthquake was recorded in Batangas Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said The quake struck 5 kilometers southwest of Lian town in Batangas at 1:28 p.m.


Photo from Phivolcs

Phivolcs said the earthquake was tectonic in origin and has a depth of 173 kilometers.

Aftershocks are expected from the quake, Phivolcs said.

The quake was felt in the following areas:

Intensity IV — Calapan, Mindoro; Subic, Zambales; Rosario, Cavite; Manila, Occidental Mindoro

Intensity III — Pateros City; Quezon City; Makati City; Malolos, Bulacan; Cainta, Rizal; Calamba, Laguna

Intensity II—Magalang, Pampanga; Tanauan City, Batangas

Intensity I — Talisay, Batangas

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity III — Calumpay, San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Tagaytay City

Intensity II — Lucban, Quezon

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