MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has downgraded the magnitude of an earthquake that hit Burdeos town in Quezon Province to magnitude 5.3 on Friday afternoon.
Phivolcs originally placed the magnitude at 5.5 before eventually revising it to 5.3.
Based on the latest earthquake information posted on Phivolcs website, the tectonic quake struck at 4:28 p.m. with a depth of 62 kilometers. Its epicenter was traced 39 kilometers northeast of Burdeos.
Phivolcs recorded varying quake intensities felt in the following areas:
- Intensity 5 – Burdeos and Infanta, Quezon; Los Baños and Pakil, Laguna
- Intensity 4 – Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte; Quezon City; Marikina City; Sta. Cruz, Laguna; Alabat and Gen. Nakar, Quezon
- Intensity 3 – Guinayangan, Quezon; Muntinlupa City; Manila City; San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan; Bacoor, Cavite; Maddela, Quirino; San Mateo, Rizal; Baler, Aurora; Lucena City
- Intensity 2 – Dingalan, Aurora; Mandaluyong City; Apalit, Pampanga; Taguig City; Lucban, Quezon
- Intensity 1 – San Isidro, Nueva Ecija; Gapan City; Meycauayan, Bulacan
Instrumental Intensity were recorded in the following areas:
- Intensity 5 – Polillo, Quezon
- Intensity 4 – Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte; Quezon City; Alabat and Mauban, Quezon
- Intensity 3 – Guinayangan, Quezon; Marikina City; Baler, Aurora; Tagaytay City; Quezon City; Navotas City
- Intensity 2 – Mulanay, Lucban and Gumaca, Quezon; Malolos and San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Guagua, Pampanga; Las Pinas City; Pasig City; San Juan City; Caloocan City; Malabon City; Muntinlupa City; Calumpit, Bulacan
- Intensity 1 – Talisay, Batangas; Olongapo City; San Jose, Nueva Ecija
Phivolcs said that due to the magnitude of this quake, the islands of Polillo, Jamalig, and Burdeos may suffer damages.
Aftershocks are also expected and may be felt in areas near the epicenter.
Based on earthquake information posted on Phivolcs website, aftershocks of varying magnitudes have been recorded: magnitude 2.4 at 5:02 p.m., magnitude 4.7 at 5:18 p.m., magnitude 2.9 at 5:20 pm.; and magnitude 1.5 at 6:27 p.m. – All were felt in Burdeos, Quezon.
The temblor caused the temporary suspension of railway services and classes in several schools in Metro Manila.