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Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake strikes north of Pangasinan

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake strikes north of Pangasinan

MANILA, Philippines – An earthquake strikes north of Pangasinan province on Sunday evening.

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that a magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck 19 kilometers northwest of Bolinao, Pangasinan at 9:40 PM. With a depth of 26 kilometers, the quake was tectonic in origin. 

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The following intensities were reported:

Intensity IV was felt in Lingayen, Alaminos City, Sual, and San Fabian Pangasinan and in Alilem Ilocos Sur.

Intensity III, meanwhile, was felt in San Carlos and Dagupan City Pangasinan; San Emilio Ilocos Sur. 

Intensity II was felt in San Fernando City and Bauang La Union; Baguio City; Makati City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Pasay City Metro Manila

But according to United States Geological Survey (USGS), it measured the quake Magnitude 5.7, and located at 4 kms northwest of Balingasay Bolinao with a depth of 10 kms.

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