5.5 Magnitude Earthquake quakes Luzon May 21, 2011

Sunday, 22 May 2011 0 comments

The new Philippine earthquake happening 9:08 PM Saturday, May 21, 2011, registered at 5.5 magnitude and was strongly felt in Ilagan, Isabela in Northern Luzon, according to PHIVOLCS.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured it at only 5.3-magnitude with a depth of 45.1km, at 21-km distance northwest from Ilagan, Isabela, 153-km distance from Baguio City and 305-km distance from Manila.

Reported intensities are as follows:
Intensity V - Ilagan, Isabela
Intensity IV- Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Penablanca, Cagayan; Quirino, Isabela; Tumawini, Isabela; Baler, Aurora
Intensity II - Baguio City; Tabuk, Kalinga

There were no reported damages from the May 21, 2011 Philippine earthquake.

Eleven days ago (May 10, 2011), an earthquake of the same magnitude has already hit the Philippines with epicenter at General Santos City.

Then two stronger earthquakes happened in March: first, a 6.1-magnitude in Laoag, Ilocos Norte last March 20 then a 5.7-magnitude quake rocked Lubang, Occidental Mindoro the next day, March 21 (exactly 2 months ago).
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