Moderate well felt earthquake in Luzon, Philippines

Last update: April 4, 2013 at 4:42 am by By

Intensity V – Baler, Aurora
Intensity IV -Palayan City, Cabiao, Bongabon and San Jose, Nueva Ecija; Santiago City, Isabela
Intensity III – Tarlac City; Cabanatuan City; Dagupan City; Cauayan City, Isabela; Infanta, Quezon; Mandaluyong City; Quezon City; Taguig
City; Pasay City; Antipolo City
Intensity II – Clemente, Tarlac; Aglipay and Maddela, Quirino; Manila City; Malolos City, Bulacan
Intensity I – Clark, Pampanga; Makati City

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20km (12mi) ENE of Baler, Philippines
64km (40mi) ENE of Laur, Philippines
66km (41mi) ENE of Bongabon, Philippines
68km (42mi) ENE of Rizal, Philippines
158km (98mi) NNE of Manila, Philippines

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-04-04 10:27:09

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-04-04 02:27:09

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 46 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Luzon, Philippines Apr 04 02:27 5.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • taguig City Philippines - Felt my chair was moving and while at my office
  • Tarlac City, Philippines - I felt an earquake shake just today April 4, 2013 Time: 10:20AM. I felt dizzy while sitting infront of my computer at the office.
  • Pasay City - For about 2 seconds
  • Philipines - I have felt it
  • Makati City - Scared that we are in the 25th floor of a Makati Building, here in the Philippines. Our building shook for about a few seconds.
  • binondo, manila - it last for about 1 minute
  • quezon city - it trembles as if someone is shaking my office chair, it stopped then repeated again after 5 seconds
  • mandaluyong city - on the 11 floor of a condo so might have felt a little stronger up here then on the ground.
  • Makati City, Philippines - My table in the office was moving and also the window blinds. Felt a bit dizzy.
  • Tarlac City - I thought a chair pushed me and I saw our stand fan shaking around.
  • Quezon city - Strong shake for 2 seconds
  • Manila - Felt my chair shaking
  • quezon city - no problem, just a bit shaky
  • Mandaluyong City - strong enough to be recognized
  • Quezon City - A little shaking that lasted for what it seemed like more than 10 secs
  • Aurora, Philippines - The whole house was shaking. -_- I panicked.
  • Ortigas Center, Pasig - medyo nakakahilo
  • QUEZON CITY - I was using my computer when the floor and my table shook for about 5 to 7 seconds. distant rumbling sound could be heard.
  • ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City - Lasted around 30 seconds
  • malate - ramdam talaga
  • Quezon City - Still at bed when i feel shaky , realized its an earthquake when our cabinet glass panels made sounds suggesting some movement
  • Makati - got dizzy and the blinds were shaking
  • Pasig - people wanted to evacuate our office because we could feel our computer chairs shaking
  • San Fabian - Felt Earthquake at 10:32 local time
  • didipio kasibu nueva vizcaya - at first i thought it was blasting here in mining that were i worked but I felt nervous because my co worker were getting out so i realized it was an earthquake.
  • Makati City - in the office..mild shake/movement lasted for 7 sec
  • Salcedo Village Makati - Felt it from the 14F of this building and it made me dizzy...
  • Quezon City - Felt it saw my table moving forward and backward and I was a bit alarmed.
  • Villasis, Pangasinan - Chandeliers swayed
  • csflu - felt little dizziness
  • Makati - 7th floor of building. I felt my chair moving.
  • Diliman, Quezon City - felt my chair shaking...and also my computer monitor/desk is slightly shaking
  • bayambang - some things moved, my chair, desk etc
  • quezon city - felt the bed swaying and the window blinds were rattling - in air conditioned room all windows were closed
  • Malabon City - Currently using my computer when I suddenly felt that the floor and my monitor was shaking
  • Mandaluyong City - Felt it here @45th flr...
  • Pasay City - I think the shaking lasted for more than a minute.
  • Pasig City - I felt the table move back & forth
  • San Mariano Isabela - akala ko loose lang yung office chair, un pala dinuduyan na ako ng lindol!
  • Bonifacio Global City Taguig - nakakahilo.
  • Fairview, Quezon City - i felt some light shaking at around 10:45 AM (4.4.13)
  • Taguig City - I thought I was feeling dizzy but some of us was screaming that there's an earthquake
  • Antilpolo city - I thought a truck passed by... But the shaking did not stop...
  • Bautista,Pangasinan - i saw our mirror swaying on the wall
  • tarlac city - Slow and short shaking while i was sitting
  • Barangay Longos,San Fabian,Pangasinan-Ph - while I am busy on lap top computer,seating on sofa chair,i noticed it start to shake my chair,i almost go outside the house of my eldest sister,but suddenly it stopped almost 30 seconds,then i told my eldest sister,but de di not exactly felt the split seconds shaking...
  • Cainta - i woke up thought someone was shaking my bed...that was around 1030-ish am...local time
  • mangaldan pangasinan - quite shaky..was staying at the house 2nd flrsaw the chandelier swinging
  • Agoo, La Union - i was just looking at my fb when the bed started to shake. the liquids inside the bottles also shook.
  • Brgy bangkal, Makati City - Quake for 3 to 5 seconds, felt a little bit dizzy.
  • Tarlac City, Tarlac - Lasted 8-10 secs
  • dagupan, pangasinan - just felt light shaking while im sitting
  • Ortigas Center - Felt a little dizzy while on my computer.
  • Quezon city - We live in high building in Mezza Residences in front of sm santa messa,i live in 24th floor,i felt the whole building shaking and my bed was moving,and also myself that sitting on the floor.
  • Eastwood City - we got scared.
  • munoz city nueva ecija philippines - all members in the house felt the weak shaking around 10:28am
  • Pasig/Cainta boundary - i got dizzy, our chandelier was shaking
  • Pasay City - I think the shaking lasted for more than a minute. We're in the 10th floor so we really felt the quake.
  • san carlos city, pangasinan - I felt my chair moving.
  • Manila - Felt my chair is moving, got dizzy and sliding glass doors is shaking..
  • Quezon City - The computer monitor shook for about less than 10 seconds.
  • City of San Fernando Pampanga - just a little swing on the furnitures hanged
  • rodriguez, rizal - i was in the 2nd floor and i felt a light shake.... but my kids downstairs didnt feel any... i went out and told them.....
  • Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija - lasted about 7secs and i felt dizziness
  • Manila - felt the floor swaying so i warned my officemates that there is an earthquake lasted for about 30 seconds
  • dupax del norte, nueva vizcaya, philippi - i heard rumbling and my chair, desk, tv is moving my nephews were terrified we ran and hide under our dining table
  • makati - i thought i was dizzy... my officemates thought the same as well.. lindol n pla
  • Quezon City - OMG! I really felt the shaking.
  • marikina - maybe it was an aftershock. i felt the bed shaking and this was 8 hours after the mindanao earthquake.
  • Manila - We are at the 2nd floor felt it and saw the heavy doors of our room were swaying.
  • Alabang, Muntinlupa - I felt dizzy coz it lasted for a few seconds
  • 24th Floor, Citibank Tower, Valero St.,M - felt a bit dizzy...
  • Pasay - my chair swayed
  • makati - we are one the upper ground floor of the building and we felt it so it must be strong since we are on the ground
  • Quezon City - Building oscillated for approx 5-8 seconds. 7th floor of condo near to ABS-CBN studios.
  • Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya - We Felt it here
  • Taguig City - Felt the desk is shaking for 4 secs
  • Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampa - felt the floor shaking & my PC screen moving.
  • Manila - The chandeliers in the hotel started swinging and I felt a bit dizzy.
  • La Trinidad - It was a light shake. Good thing it did not last long.
  • Baguio City - Was in the toilet....bad timing!
  • QUEZON CITY - DIZZINESS
  • San Fernando Pampanga - Lasted for about 20-30 seconds.
  • Pasig City - The computer table is swinging, and it lasted for a while.
  • Binondo - I was in front of my office Computer when my chair moved me away from my table about half an inch.
  • tierra verde2 tandang sora qc - i thought i was just dizzy but i saw the straps of my tops hanging swaying..
  • Cordon, Isabela - hindi naman ganung kalakasan dito,
  • Valenzuela - i was in 5th flr in front of my computer my monitor is really shaking...
  • Mandaluyong City - my officemate felt it too.
  • Mandaluyong City - i felt dizzy
  • Mandaluyong - nakakahilo
  • CALOOCAN CITY - quite shaky...
  • Nueva Vizcaya - i really felt it. it lasted for about 10 seconds i think.!
  • Taft Manila - I can feel the shaking here at the 21st floor of the building
  • Paniqui,Tarlac - i thought i was dizzy...
  • mapandan,pangasinan - i'm still dizzy after this Earthquake i thought it was a big vehicle crossing the street but my Family notice that has a EarthQuake
  • CABANATUAN CITY - GRABE AKALA KO BIGLA LANG AKO NAHILO BUT WHEN I SAW MY GLASS OF WATER NA GUMALAW AT YUNG COVER NG WINDOW SA OFFICE NA GUMALAW I REALIZE NA LUMINDOL PLA
  • ECHAGUE ISABELA - ANG LAKAS NG UGA NG INUUPUAN KO PERO SANDALI LANG
  • San mateo, Rizal - I felt it about 4 Seconds
  • Valley Golf, Antipolo, Rizal - Definite light shaking here.
  • Balungao, Pangasinan - I Felt it! Nahilo ako. Waaaah
  • Balagtas, BUlacan - felt like a dizzy sensation for awhile
  • Pasig City - I thought it was another vertigo attack.
  • pasay - strong enough to wake me up
  • makati city - we are at the office and we all felt a tug on our chair and felt dizzy afterwards.
  • Quezon City - felt dizzy then looked up hanging lights were swaying... lasted more or less 10secs.
  • lower Antipolo - I thought my son was pushing the chair because i felt the table moved.. the kids didnt notice at all. but i felt it.
  • pasig city - i thought someone was rocking my chair but then when i saw the blinds and the mirror in front of me was also shaking,. i believed its an earthquake
  • Taguig city - Lighting fixtures were swaying for 30 secs
  • Caloocan - Medyo Nahilo ko.
  • Malate - Thirty minutes have already passed when the earthquake happened, but I am still dizzy.
  • Dagupan - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000fzgv#dyfi_maps
  • Manila - My room is at the 2nd floor. I thought the other boarder at the next room is just too "malikot" that made the whole floor become shaky. I also thought that it's because of my headache that I felt dizzy. Then later I heard the news... Lindol na pala.
  • cabanatuan - i thought it was just my vertigo, but all my officemate also reacted.
  • Bonifacio Global City taguig - It was felt here at 10th floor. It was shaking for 1 minute or less. Picadilly Bldg BGC
  • katipunan, quezon city - i thought it was just my improper sitting position but the computer desk and the things on the dining table shook for like 5 seconds.
  • Ayala Avenue, Makati City - para kaming dinuduyan sa office kanina :-/
  • MALOLOS CITY, BULACAN - Got dizzy for about 10 seconds of shaking
  • Taytay, Rizal - Naramdaman ko yung pagshake sa bedroom ko, pero sandali lang yung lindol... After 2 seconds, wala na... Thanks To God! :)
  • makati City - Shaking was experienced for about 3 to seconds. We got dizzy feeling here
  • Cainta, Rizal - Was sitting in front of my computer when I felt a strong nudge as if somebody was rocking my chair from behind. I looked around and saw my stand fan wobbling. Water from my drinking glass was also swaying. The whole shake lasted around 5-7 seconds.
  • angeles city - so scared!!!
  • CABANATUAN - STILL DIZZY FROM THE EARTHQUAKE. GLAD IT ONLY LASTED FOR ABOUT 3-5 SECONDS.
  • Cabanatuan City - Its quite strong and last for 5-10 sec
  • Cabanatuan City - i felt frigthened
  • Pangasinan, Luzon - we felt it our office, chairs and tables shaking. lasted for 10-15 seconds.
  • Pier, Manila - I saw the water in our water dispenser shaking. I felt dizzy.
  • Makati - I have felt the shaking while I'm sitting on my chair in our office.
  • Calao west, Santiago City, isabela - We were standing on the street while the campaign is going on then suddenly a strong shaking on the ground happened.. we were all shocked because we even heard and felt something inside the ground.. creepy!!!
  • Yague St. Brgy. Singkamas, Makati City - I thought somebody was shaking my chair.
  • Gapan city - kahina nga eh.. weak
  • Ilocos Sur, Philippines - My chair, table and computer moved. I felt dizzy.
  • Muntinlupa - Little bit shaking on our building on 8th floor.
  • Tandang Sora , Quezon City - I felt a little bit shaky then I suddenly felt dizzy.
  • Clark - I was at the 3rd floor of our building. Windows were shaking. I got dizzy.
  • Tiendesitas, Pasig - It was a scary. Never felt an earthquake as strong as this one before.
  • Ortigas City - In the training room, we noticed that the table was slowly moving. creepy!
  • Pasay - kala may dumaan lang na truck or something na may yanig pero paulit ulit at ang tagal
  • Makati - One quick, light jolt.
  • Caloocan City - I was sitting on our sofa and watching TV then suddenly felt a light shaky movement on my back!
  • Malabon City - Weak shaking but felt dizzy.
  • Dagupan City - Lasted for about 45 seconds
  • Legaspi Village, Makati city - I thought my colleague bumped my desk but then everyone told me it was a earthquake.
  • Aurora Province - All the computer in the shop seems to fly. All our costumers ran outside.
  • Ayala Ave., Makati - I was working when suddenly I felt the floor shake and my monitors were swaying a bit. It lasted for about a minute.
  • Baler, Aurora - The new covered court in the school creaked and some of my teachers felt dizzy about.
  • Makati - grabe kala ko nauga ko lang yung lamesa but my chair also shaking.... robinson summit center makati
  • Las Piñas City - My computer table is lightly shaking for almost 8 or 10 seconds and I felt a little dizzy. Then I took a look to my office mates but they're busy talking to their phone.
  • Salcedo Village - On the 19th floor of a Makati building, was walking around and felt nothing but noticed that the hanging lamps were swinging. I guess I would have felt it had I been seated.
  • Baguio City - I was lying in bed when i felt it. I wasn't sure it was an earthquake until i saw the curtains shake back and forth. I immediately sat up against the nearest column. I was about to call out to my sleeping sister but then it stopped. She was still asleep. My cat was staring at me but not alarmed. Neighborhood dogs were barking. The others at home didn't feel a thing when I asked them after.
  • GEOFON Luzon, Philippines Apr 04 02:27 5.3 22 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Luzon, Philippines Apr 04 02:27 5.3 38 MAP I Felt It


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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