Tue. Mar 9th, 2021
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A magnitude 5.4 quake jolted Camarines Norte on Friday morning, which follows two other quakes of at least magnitude 5 that shook other parts of the country on Thursday.

In an earthquake bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake’s epicenter was traced in Tinaga Island in Camarines Norte around 6 a.m. with a depth of 1 kilometer and tectonic in origin.

Intensity IV was felt in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte; Intensity III in Guinayangan, Quezon; Intensity II in Gumaca, Mauban and Lopez, Quezon; and Intensity I – Marikina City and Pasig City, Metro Manila; San Rafael, Bulacan

Phivolcs also recorded two earthquakes that had a magnitude of at least 5 on Thursday. These were at 149 kilometers off San Antonio in Zambales at 3:48 p.m. that was tectonic in origin.

Intensity II was felt in San Antonio, Zambales and Hermosa, Bataan, while Intensity I was felt in Castillejos and San Narciso in Zambales. Phivolcs said the tremor was tectonic in origin.Also, the agency recorded a 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Itbayan, Batanes at 4:14 p.m. also on Thursday with Intensity II felt in the locality. It was also tectonic in origin. SOVEREIGNPH

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