Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocks Quezon

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocks Quezon

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the province of Quezon Friday afternoon, September 13, 2019.


Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the earthquake at exactly 4:28:16 PM with epicenter located 39 kilometers (km) northeast of Burdeos, Quezon.

The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 62 km.

The earthquake was felt in the following areas:

Intensity V:
Burdeos and Infanta, Quezon
Los Baños and Pakil, Laguna

Intensity IV:
Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte
Quezon City
Marikina City
Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Alabat and Gen. Nakar, Quezon

Intensity III:
Guinayangan, Quezon
Muntinlupa City
Manila City
San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
Bacoor, Cavite
Maddela, Quirino
San Mateo, Rizal
Baler, Aurora
Lucena City

Intensity II:
Dingalan, Aurora
Mandaluyong City
Apalit, Pampanga
Taguig City
Lucban, Quezon

Intensity I:
San Isidro, Nueva Ecija
Gapan City
Meycauayan, Bulacan

Less than an hour after, an aftershock with a magnitude level of 5.1 hit the same area, this time at 34 km northeast of Burdeos. It had a depth of 11 km and was also tectonic.

It was felt in the following areas:

Intensity V:
Polillo, Quezon

Intensity IV:
Quezon City

Intensity II:
Guinayangan, Quezon

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