Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks Quezon province

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A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked Luzon on early Thursday, Nov. 7.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said that the epicenter of the earthquake is at 42 kilometers north-east of Jomalig, Quezon and had a depth of seven kilometers.

PHIVOLCS added that the earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, will cause aftershocks.

The agency recorded the following intensities in the following areas:

Intensity V – Jomalig and Alabat, Quezon
Intensity IV – Guinayangan, Quezon; Talisay and Vinzons, Camarines Norte
Intensity III – Real, Genral Nakar and Lopez, Quezon
Intensity II – Marikina City; Navotas City; Quezon City; Antipolo City; Pasay City; Lucban and
Gumaca, Quezon; Plaridel, Bulacan; Nagcarlan, Laguna
Intensity I- Muntinlupa City; Dinalupihan, Bataan

Instrumental Intensities:
Intensity V – Polillo, Quezon
Intensity IV – Guinayangan, Quezon; Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte
Intensity III – Pili, Camarines Sur; Mauban, Lopez, General Nakar and Mulanay, Quezon
Intensity II – Marikina City; Malolos City; Gumaca and Dolores, Quezon; Baler, Aurora
Intensity I – Lucban, Quezon; Iriga City; Malabon City; San Juan City; Quezon City; Pasig City;
Guagua, Pampanga; Talisay, Batangas; Palayan City; Taal, Batangas; Legazpi City, Albay.

PHIVOLCS Dir. Renato Solidum, meanwhile, assured the public that the earthquake will not cause a tsunami.

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