Earthquake Hits The Philippines – A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hits the Philippines Monday, March 22, 2011, at around 6:27 in the evening. This was confirmed by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology’s (PHIVOLCS) director, Renato Solidum on a telivision (TV) interview.
A few moments later, Solidum was interviewed on the radio and clarified that it was just a 5.7 magnitude quake and that the epicenter was Lubang Island.
Solidum added that a magnitude 4 earthquake hit Manila City , Makati City, Tagaytay City, Batangas and Talisay City.
Intensity 3 for Quezon City; Alabang; Makati City; Taguig; Malabon; Bacoor, Cavite; San Jose, Mindoro Occidental.; Abra de Ilog; Calapan, Mindoro Occidental.
Intensity 2 for Lucban, Quezon; Plaridel, Bulacan; Cabanatuan City,Nueva Ecija; Baguio City
According to the report from the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake registered a 5.4 magnitude, its epicenter at least 88 kilometers southwest of Manila.
Solidum said the recent quake is not extraordinary and that it should not be a cause for panic. he said they record at least 20 earthquakes a day.
Japan was hit with a magnitude 8.9 earthquake that immediately triggered a massive tsunami that killed more than 10 thousand people and thereat of a nuclear meltdown from 2 affected nuclear plants.
Solidum said that there’s no threat of a tsunami whatsoever.
Earthquake Hits The Philippines : Personal thoughts
I’m not sure if the earthquake hit the Visayas region too. I was sound asleep when it happen.
I just hope that our government agencies are prepared should a massive earthquake hits the Philippines any time soon.
Earthquake Hits The Philippines