Philippines Earthquake: Magnitude 5.6 Quake Hits Luzon

A magnitude 5.6 Philippines earthquake jolted Metro Manila and several parts of Luzon at around 7:52 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25.

Philippines Earthquake

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck about 400 kilometers away from the capital city. It has a depth of 77 km.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported that the temblor was tectonic in origin. Its epicenter was located 22 km southwest of Calatagan, Batangas.

Phivolcs said the intensities felt in affected areas were as follows:
  • Intensity V: Puerto Galera, Or. Mindoro; Batangas City; Looc,Lubang, Mamburao, Sablayan, Abra de Ilog, (Occ. Mindoro)
  • Intensity IV: Malolos, Bulacan; Tagaytay City; Mabini, Batangas; Indang, Rosario (Cavite); Naujan, San Teodoro,Pola, Socorro (Or. Mindoro)
  • Intensity III: Quezon City; Pasig City; Taguig City; Manila City; Paranaque City; Bacoor, Cavite; Baco, Or. Mindoro; San Jose, Occ. Mindoro; Talisay,
  • Batangas, Taal Volcano Island
  • Intensity II: Binangonan,Rizal; Lucban, Quezon; Makati City; San Pedro, Laguna
  • Intensity I: Caloocan City
There were no immediate reports of casualties and damage to properties.

However, news about the Philippines earthquake quickly spread on social media, prompting Filipinos who work or live abroad to check if their relatives in Luzon are doing fine.