A magnitude 4.2 earthquake reportedly jolted the island of Luzon, including Metro Manila around 10:46 p.m. on Wednesday night, December 18, 2013. It stuck 82 degrees east of Binalonan in Pangasinan at a depth of 70 kilometers, reports ABS-CBN News.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) director Renato Solidum, an intensity 3 quake was also felt in Caloocan City.
Other areas affected by the Intensity 3 quake include Baguio City and Mandaluyong, and Intensity 2 in Quezon City, Pasig City, Gapan, and Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija.
Solidum told DZMM the origin of the quake was tectonic and the Phivolcs is not expecting any strong aftershock after the main quake.
“Ang tantiya naming dito, ang paglindol ay dulot ng pagkilos ng Manila Trench, Malalim po iyung lindol,” Solidum said.
Solidum also reminded that residents should always be prepared whenever an earthquake come.