Power services spared from earthquake


Luzon’s power transmission service was spared from the 4.5-magnitude earthquake that jolted the province of Pangasinan and some parts of Metro Manila on Wednesday night.

In a statement, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) reported that the power transmission services remained normal despite the 4.5-magnitude earthquake which occurred four kilometers Southwest of San Quintin, Pangasinan at 10:46 p.m. on Wednesday.

“The grid remains intact as there had been no reported cases of power interruptions and damaged transmission facilities in the North Luzon area,” NGCP said.

NGCP, through its integrated Disaster Action Plan, continuously implements the necessary preparations and precautions to ensure the readiness of all power transmission facilities expected to be affected disasters like earthquakes, typhoons, floods, landslides, tsunami, volcanic eruptions and fire emergencies.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), a 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the province of Pangasinan on Wednesday evening, which was also felt in Metro Manila.

Specifically, the tremor was felt at Intensity 3 in Caloocan City and Mandaluyong City in Metro Manila; Dagupan City and Binalonan in Pangasinan; and Baguio City.

Phivolcs described the Intensity 3 earthquake as weak, but it was still felt by many people indoors, especially those in the upper floors of buildings.

Meanwhile, Intensity 2 was felt in Quezon City, Pasig City, Taguig
City, Pasay City, Gapan City, Cabanatuan City, Pantabangan, Baler, and Palayan City, while Intensity 1 was felt in Lucban, Quezon.


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