Strong magnitude 6.3 jolts Batangas; expect aftershocks

An earthquake with magnitude 6.3 jolts Batangas in the early morning of Christmas.

Magnitude 6.3 jolts Batangas early morning of Christmas at 7:43, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) earthquake information bulletin posted.

The earthquake with a tectonic origin is located 11 kilometers (km) southwest of Calatagan with a depth of 102 km.

Places with reportedly moderately strong shake are Lemery, and Malvar, Batangas; San Pedro, Laguna; the City of Manila; Marikina City; Quezon City; Cainta and Antipolo City, Rizal; Pasig City.

Meanwhile, places with reportedly weak shakes are Caloocan City; Tanay, Rizal; San Jose Del Monte City, and Plaridel, Bulacan; Gapan City, Nueva Ecija; Cabangan and Iba, Zambales; Samal, Bataan; Valenzuela City; Malabon City.

Aftershocks are expected. RQJ


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