A magnitude-5.9 earthquake shook several areas of western Luzon, including Metro Manila, early Tuesday but no damages were reported.
“May expected na aftershocks, pero mahina lang ‘yun, mahina, kaya walang damage,” Office of Civil Defense administrator Benito Ramos said in a phone interview hours after the temblor.
The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, occurred around 1:15 a.m. in waters off Iba, Zambales, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Intensity 4 was felt in Clark, Pampanga; Obando, Bulacan; Quezon City; Manila; Muntinlupa City; and Bacoor, Cavite, the agency said in a report on its website.
Intensity 3 was felt in Makati City; Pasig City; Taguig City; Mandaluyong City; Tagaytay City; and Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, while Intensity 2 was recorded in Baguio City, according to the report. (John Roson)
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