Monday, July 25, 2011

Luzon, Philippines Earthquake July 26: 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Luzon

Manila, Philippines - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolted Luzon around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said intensity 5 was felt in parts of Zambales, while intensity 4 was experienced in some parts of Manila, Bulacan and Pampanga.

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. said the earthquake was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami.

Hindi po yan sapat na lakas para magdulot ng tsunami,” Solidum said.

There were no reported casualties or damage to properties, reports said.

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