Magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolts Luzon

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A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook San Luis, Aurora

MANILA – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook San Luis, Aurora, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Saturday.

According to state seismology bureau, the quake’s epicenter was located 16 kilometers southwest of the municipality. Intensity 6 was felt in Baler, Aurora while Intensity 5 was felt in the province’s municipalities of Dipaculao and Maria Aurora.

The other reported intensities and areas are:

Intensity IV

Casiguran, & Dingalan, Aurora; Gabaldon, and Palayan City, Nueva Ecija

Intensity III

Obando, Bulacan; Villasis, Pangasinan; cities of Paranaque and Antipolo, Rizal;

Intensity II

Santo Domingo, Nueva Ecija; Malolos City, Plaridel, Bulacan, and cities of Baguio, Manila, Malabon, Navotas Quezon, Valenzuela

Intensity I

Gapan City, Nueva Ecija; Guinayangan, Quezon

The quake, which struck at 10:10 a.m hit about 16 km southwest of the San Luis town at a depth of 7KM. It was initially reported as a magnitude 5.1 but later upgraded to magnitude 5.4. Phivolcs said that damages and aftershocks are expected.

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