Last Updated on 11 months by DIARYNIGRACIA
Around 3:15 this morning, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Olongapo City, Philippines. Nearby provinces like Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac and Pangasinan also felt the tremor.
An earthquake is a seismic shift between tectonic plates below the earth’s surface that causes plates to slide past each other at a point known as a fault. The location of an earthquake below ground is referred to as the hypocenter, which corresponds to the location of the quake on the ground, known as the epicenter. Earthquakes typically last only a few seconds, but aftershocks — smaller earthquakes — can occur for days, weeks and years after a main quake.
(photo credit to earthquaketrack[dot]com)
12 thoughts on “Earthquake jolts Olongapo City”
It is so weird that I didn’t feel anything as I was sleeping when this happened.
I felt it too. I’m from Makati. The glass windows of my bookshelf are banging.
Close to the strong quake happened back 1990 – Luzon Earthquake.
Omg. God bless us all. Keep safe
Hi! I felt the earthquake too in Pasig and it was so strong!
You have a Very nice blog 🙂
Hope no one hurts from the last earthquake.
scary. thank God everyones safe.
ok so i didnt feel the earth move as i was so tired and deep sleeping. thank God wala ng aftershocks.
My sister felt it because she was preparing for work at that time. Ako, dedma kc I was still sleeping. Scaryyyyy
I honestly didn’t feel it. I hope no one hurts.
I actually felt the aftershocks here in Quezon City. Man that scared me!
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