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Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hit Quezon, Luzon on September 3, 2014

Written By Real Kevin Jay on Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 8:53 AM


STRONG magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocks eastern Luzon evening of September 3, 2014. The earthquake was felt by nearby areas and there was no tsunami warning issued.

M 5.3 Earthquake, 49km NNE of Jomalig, Philippines
Location: 83 miles (134 km) N of San Pedro, Luzon, Philippines; 105 miles (168 km) ESE of Cabanatuan, Luzon, Philippines; 108 miles (174 km) ENE of MANILA, Philippines Source: U.S. Geological Survey

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake was recorded off the coast of Quezon province at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to state seismologists.

the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said that the quake's epicenter is at east of Jomalig Island, Quezon.

According to DZBB Super Radyo's tweet, Intensity III were recorded in Metro Manila and Quezon City and Intensity II were felt in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Ishmael Narag ng PHIVOLCS: Intensity III sa Metro Manila, sa Quezon City; Intensity II sa Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) September 3, 2014
PHIVOLCS director Renato Solidum also said in a phone interview on GMA News TV's State of the Nation, "Hindi talaga sa Quezon Province ang epicenter kundi sa karagatan."
However, he clarified that the earthquake is not that strong to create a tsunami.
"Hindi naman po ito ganoong kalakas, so wala po tayong inaasahang tsunami," he said. "Pwede itong sundan ng aftershock, pero dahil nasa karagatan ito, malamang wala na tayong mararamdaman."
"Wala po silang dapat ipag-alala. Wala pong posibilidad (ng tsunami). Mahina lang po ito. Sa ganitong intensity, wala tayong inaasahang damages," he underscored.

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