Magnitude 4.8 quake strikes Zambales, felt in parts of Metro Manila


Posted at Jul 08 2020 09:04 AM | Updated as of Jul 08 2020 10:45 AM

This map shows the epicenter of a quake that rocked Zambales province and parts of Metro Manila on Wednesday. Phivolcs

MANILA — A magnitude 4.8 quake hit Zambales province early Wednesday and was felt in parts of Metro Manila, state seismologists said. 

The tremor struck 7 kilometers northwest of Cabangan town around 8:28 a.m., said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. 

At a depth of 55 km, the quake was felt at a "moderately strong" Intensity 4 in San Felipe, Zambales. This intensity feels like the passing of a heavy truck and may slightly rock vehicles, said Phivolcs. 

The tectonic tremor was also felt at a "weak" intensity 3 in Quezon City, Malabon and Makati, said the agency. Phivolcs likens this intensity to the passing of a light truck. It can be felt indoors especially in upper floors of buildings and may cause dizziness. 

Intensity 2, which causes hanging objects to swing slightly, was felt in San Mateo, Rizal and Pasay City, Phivolcs said. 

The quake is not expected to spawn aftershocks or damage, it added.