5 moderate quakes jolt Luzon, Mindanao; also felt in NCR


Five moderate earthquakes struck parts of the provinces in Luzon and Mindanao and was felt also in Metro Manila on Wednesday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs). No one was reported hurt in the incidents, which lasted only a few seconds. In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the first tremor, with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale, occurred at 1:06 in the morning. Its epicenter was traced 21 kilometers northwest of Agno town in Pangasinan. The Phivolcs also reported Intensity 3 in Angeles City, Pampanga and Intensity 1 in Quezon, Pasay and Pasig cities. The tremor, which was tectonic in origin, had a shallow depth of 35 kilometers. The second tremor was recorded at 2:49 am with a magnitude of 2.4. Its epicenter was located at 27 kilometers southeast of Daet town in Camarines Norte. It was also described as tectonic in origin and had a depth of seven kilometers. At around 3:10 a.m., the third quake measuring magnitude 2.7 was reported. Its epicenter was traced 10 kilometers southwest of Makilala town in North Cotabato. The fourth tremor reached magnitude 3.0 with the epicenter traced at 85 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental. The fifth quake (magnitude 2.9) was felt in Camarines Sur at around 5 am. Its epicenter was traced 12 kilometers southwest of Ragay.



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