Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Metro Manila (Nov. 10), aftershocks expected

Intensity 4 was fel in Antipolo City while Intensity 3 in Quezon City, Marikina City, Manila, Makati City, Tarlac City, and San Juan City.

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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Metro Manila (Nov. 10), aftershocks expected

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit Metro Manila and Quezon Province Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10, 2016, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The earthquake struck west from the town of General Nakar, Quezon at 3:10 p.m, PHIVOLCS reported.

Phivolcs said the quake is tectonic in origin and had a depth of 13 k.m.

It was felt at Intensity 5 in General Nakar, Quezon; Intensity 4 in Antipolo City, Intensity 3 in Quezon City, Marikina City, Manila, Makati City, Tarlac City, and San Juan City, and Intensity 2 in Taguig City and Mandaluyong City.

Phivolcs is expecting aftershocks. No damage has been reported as of posting.

The agency describes an Intensity 4 tremor as “moderately strong, felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors. Vibration is felt like a passing of heavy truck. Standing cars may rock slightly. Rumbling sound may sometimes be heard.”

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