Quake Hit The Metro

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Magnitude-5.1 aftershock hits Luzon – USGS

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude-5.1 aftershock followed a quake that rocked several parts of Luzon Sunday night, but no damage or casualty was reported.

The United States Geological Service reported that the aftershock was recorded at 8:46 p.m., less than an hour after the initial quake was recorded at 8:01.

Its epicenter was traced to 150 kilometers north of San Pedro, Laguna; 165 km east of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija; 180 km east-northeast of Manila; and 200 km north-northwest of Naga City in Bicol. – GMANews.TV

Quake jolts Metro Manila, Rizal; no damage reported

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude-5.4 earthquake was felt in parts of Metro Manila and Rizal province Sunday night, but state seismologists said no damage was reported.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) director Renato Solidum Jr. cited initial information indicating the quake was tectonic in origin.

“So far ang intensity, Intensity 3 sa Quezon City. Naramdaman sa Manila and Pasig-Cainta (So far the reports we got showed it was felt at Intensity 3 in Quezon City. It was also felt in Manila and in Pasig-Cainta area),” he told radio anchor Rowena Salvacion of dzBB.

He said they are still tracing the epicenter of the quake, which he said was recorded at 8:01 p.m.

The United States Geological Service (USGS) said the quake measured at magnitude 5.4, and traced the epicenter 153 km north of San Pedro, Laguna.

It said the epicenter was also 159 kilometers east of Cabanatuan City, or 176 km east-northeast of Manila. – GMANews.TV

We went out to watch ‘Wanted’ last night at SM Centerpoint. In was already pass half the movie when we came.

Not so long from the time that we got in, we felt that our seats were shaking. At first, we thought somebody was just shaking our backseat seconds afterwards we realize it was something more. We looked around and saw that it was not just us who felt quake. People inside the movie house started to went out to check if everything was okay. As for us, we asked to be stamped on the wrist before getting out.

We waited outside the mall to observe. After 15 minutes, we decided to went back. I am already not in the mood. My focus was scattered and i am really nervous.

After 3 trailers, i started to calm down thinking that it would already be fine. But I was wrong. A second quake jolts in again. Though it is hurtful and sad, we went home without even watching our much awaited movie. *sniff

First thing that i did when we got home was to check the news. Went to GMA news rss feed and eureka! It was a magnitude 5.1 quake that hit metro manila, rizal and other parts of Luzon.

2 thoughts on “Quake Hit The Metro

    kulangsapansin said:
    July 7, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    i was in the 12th floor of our condo building when this happened… i got dizzy afterwards…

    jhOy imPeRiaL responded:
    July 7, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    i was really puzzled why there are only a few who noticed the quake. it was strong enough to be felt and observed.

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