Monday, March 21, 2011

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits Mindoro on March 21 while it measures 3.0 in Quezon City

An intensity 5.4 earthquake on the Richter scale hit Mindoro on March 21, 2011 with this seismic event being felt as far away as Quezon City and the rest of Metro Manila, where it measured 3.0 on the Richer scale, according to the United States Geological Survey (see:

A staggering 159 earthquakes ranging from intensity 1.9 to 6.1 on the Richter scale hit various provinces in the Philippines from January to this point in March of 2011, according to the USGS website, which cited data from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

To say that the Philippines, like Japan is earthquake-prone would be an understatement, to say the very least.

As part of our public service to the Diliman and Quezon City areas, we are reposting our article as to what to do during an earthquake. We posted this article on March 26, 2010, as when an earthquake measuring intensity 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Mindoro on that same date, and where it was measured at intensity 4.0 on the Richter scale in Quezon City (see:

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