Sunday, June 17, 2012

A 6.0 magnitude Earthquake struck the Philippines - June 17,2012


A 6.0 magnitude Earthquake struck the Philippines June 17,2012.

An earthquake with a Richter Scale reading of magnitude 6.0 struck the Philippines Sunday morning, June 17, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

According to the Phivolcs, the temblor hit at 6:18 a.m. local time and centered at 52km southwest of Candelaria, Zambales. The tectonic quake was felt in the following areas:

Intensity IV- Candelaria, Zambales;Iba, Zambales; Dagupan City, Bugallon, Villasis and Bolinao, Pangasinan; Makati City
Intensity III- San Fernando, La Union; Quezon City
Intensity II- Bacoor Cavite; Plaridel, Bulacan
Intensity I- Tagaytay City

The Institute is expecting aftershocks from the 6.0-magnitude quake, which was 12km deep. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualities.

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