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Another Earthquake Struck Philippines Hitting Zambales At Magnitude 4.5

ZAMBALES – A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck 5 kilometer off the Northeast part of Castillejos, Zambales around 2:02 am today.

Recently, PHIVOLCS recorded 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Luzon that could possibly be the strongest earthquake for this year. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology or PHIVOLCS also announced that the ‘big one‘ could occur at any moment.

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Phivolcs reported that the quake struck Wednesday (April 24, 2019). It has a depth of 11km and was felt in Quezon City at intensity II.

This is based on the article from Inquirer. Based on the article,

The epicenter was traced back to Dinalupihan, Bataan. However, the details were revised by Phivolcs on the website.

Here is a complete list of areas reached by the quake:

Intensity III was felt in the following areas:

  • San Idelfonso in Bulacan
  • Olongapo in Zambales
  • Guagua in Pampanga

Intensity I was felt in the following areas:

  • Talisay in Batangas
  • Tagaytay in Cavite
  • Palayan and Gapan in Nueva Ecija
  • Quezon City in Metro Manila

Fortunately, there were no records of structural damages or injuries after the 4.5 magnitude quake.

There were no aftershocks recorded yet. Take note, however, that these data could change any moment depending on the updates.

Yesterday, there were reported casualties as that are still waiting for validation. There were 7 confirmed casualties, 81 injured and 24 missing individuals.

There were also 32 structures in National Capital Region and Central Luzon that were reportedly damaged by the quake. This is based on the records of NDRRMC.

Clark International Airport in Pampanga and Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila were two of the major damages recorded.

Read more about it here.

That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.

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