Earthquake rocks Metro Manila, Parts of Luzon…


A strong earthquake shook Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon past noon Thursday, state seismologists said.

According to the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Department of Science and Technology, through Dr.Renato Solidum Jr, estimated the quake’s magnitude between 5.9 to 6.2, pending official measurements.

The epicenter of the off-shore quake was estimated 60 kilometers west of Luzon at the South China Sea, Solidum added.

The quake was felt in various parts of Metro Manila, Bataan and Mindoro island.

The Phivolcs chief said the quake is not expected to generate tsunamis because “it was not too strong.”

No damage was initially reported, Solidum said.

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