Manila, Philippines – Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Renato Solidum confirmed that an earthquake has hit parts of Luzon including Metro Manila on Monday, March 21, 2011.
The epicenter was measured to be 12 kilometers northeast of Lubang Island, at a depth of 74 kilometers.
Phivolcs said the quake was felt at the following areas :
Intensity 4 :
Manila City; Marikina City; Talisay, Batangas; Tagaytay City
Quezon City; Alabang; Makati; Taguig; Malabon; Bacoor, Cavite; Lubang Island;San Jose, Mindoro Occidental; Abra de Ilog; Calapan, Mindoro Occidental
Lucban, Quezon; Plaridel, Bulacan; Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija; Baguio City
In a separate report by the United States Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 5.4, and estimated the epicenter at 57 km west-northwest of Batangas; 88 km south-southwest of Manila; or 90 km northwest of Calapan, Mindoro.
Philippine Earthquake Update :
Another earthquake that measured magnitude 4.7 hit the Bicol Region at 9.29 p.m. The tremor hit 20km below the ground in an area 29 kilometers northeast of Pili in Camarines Sur.