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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Rocks Luzon
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Quote:MANILA, Philippines (6th UPDATE) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked parts of Luzon at 5:11 pm on Monday, April 22, leaving at least 9 people dead in the province of Pampanga.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) revised the magnitude upwards, after initially pegging the earthquake at magnitude 5.7.
In a bulletin, Phivolcs said the epicenter of the earthquake was located in Castillejos, Zambales.
The following intensities were recorded:
  • Intensity VI - San Marcelino and Subic, Zambales; Floridablanca, Lubao, and Porac, Pampanga; Angeles City; Olongapo City
  • Intensity V - Castillejos and San Felipe, Zambales; Magalang, Mexico, and San Fernando, Pampanga; Abucay, Balanga, and Mariveles, Bataan; Malolos, and Obando, Bulacan; Indang, Cavite; Lipa City; Makati City; Mandaluyong City; Manila City; Quezon City; Pasay City; San Juan City; Taguig City; Tarlac City; Valenzuela City
  • Intensity IV - Meycauayan, Plaridel, and San Jose del Monte, Bulacan; San Rafael, Tarlac; Rosales and Villasis, Pangasinan; Itogon, and La Trinidad, Benguet; Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya; Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija; San Mateo, Rizal; Bacoor, Imus, and Maragondon, Cavite; Nasugbu, 
    Batangas; Antipolo City; Baguio City; Caloocan City; Las Piñas City; Marikina City; Pasig City; Tagaytay City
  • Intensity III - Marilao, Bulacan; Santo Domingo and Talavera, Nueva Ecija; Maddela, Quirino; Dingalan, Aurora; Lucban, Quezon; Santa Cruz, Laguna; Carmona, Dasmariñas, General Trias, and Silang, Cavite; San Nicolas and Talisay, Batangas; Cabanatuan City; Calamba City; Gapan City; Muntinlupa City; Palayan City
  • Intensity II - Baler, Aurora
Damage and aftershocks were recorded in parts of Luzon. But Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said there is no danger of a tsunami.
Power outages also hit several provinces. Flights at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga, railway operations, and classes were suspended as well.

Source: https://www.rappler.com/nation/228718-ea...il-22-2019

Scary. My cat, two dogs, and our hired help experienced a 3 magnitude earthquake. Sad
I just want to be free in my world.
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My condolences to the victims and families in this travesty. Earthquakes is always unpredictable and always bring ruins when it strikes.
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