Zambales was rocked by a magnitude-6.0 earthquake on Sunday morning, June 17, 2012.
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded the earthquake at 6:18 AM. The epicenter was traced 80 kilometers (km) southeast of Candelaria, Zambales. It was tectonic in origin and has a depth of 4 km.
It was felt in Metro Manila particularly in Makati and Quezon City, as well as in Bacoor, Cavite and Tagaytay City.
Although no damages were expected, three magnitude-3 aftershocks were recorded ever since the 6.0 earthquake struck.
Here’s the DOST bulletin regarding the said earthquake:
Date/Time : 17 Jun 2012 - 06:18:42 AM
Location : 15.58°N, 119.38°E - 080 km S 90° W of Candelaria (Zambales)
Depth of Focus (Km) : 004
Origin : TECTONIC
Magnitude : Ms 6.0
Reported Intensities :
Intensity IV- Candelaria, Zambales;Iba, Zambales; Dagupan City, Bugallon, Villasis and Bolinao, Pangasinan; Makati City
Intensity III- San Fernando, La Union; Quezon City
Intensity II- Bacoor Cavite; Plaridel, Bulacan
Intensity I- Tagaytay City
Expecting Damage : NO
Expecting Aftershocks : YES
Issued On : 17 Jun 2012 - 08:34 AM