A strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks Batangas, Metro Manila and nearby provinces on Tuesday evening, April 4. The quake is of tectonic origin and the epicenter is located at Tingloy, Batangas, according to an earthquake bulletin by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Intensity IV was felt in Makati City and Obando Bulacan. Intensity III was felt in Mandaluyong City, Quezon City, Gen. trias, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Santa Ana, Manila and Lucena City, Quezon and Intesity II in Talisay, Batangas and Pasig City.
Several aftershocks have been reported. As of posting, at least 13 aftershocks have been recorded. Some of which are as strong as the origin.
Netizens turn to social media to report damages of magnitude 5.4 quake aftermath.
Cracks have been reported in some portion of Taal Basilica, one of the oldest and largest churches in the Philippines and probably in Asia.
— GMA News (@gmanews) April 4, 2017
Patients at the Batangas Medical Center were moved out of the hospital building after the quake.
Damages were also reported in Batangas State University. Credits to the owner of the photo.
Other areas affected where buildings and supermarkets.