Masinloc, Zambales was rocked by a magnitude 4.7 earthquake on Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tectonic quake was felt at 2:27 p.m. and initially at magnitude 4.6. 

The latest Phivolcs report showed the quake’s epicenter at 9 kilometers northwest of Masinloc with a depth of 29 kms.

The following intensities were recorded in these areas: 

Intensity IV – Masinloc, Zambales

Intensity III – Iba, Zambales; Angeles City; Mabalacat City, Pampanga

Intensity II – Palauig and Olongapo City, Zambales; Quezon City; Makati City; Malabon City; Mandaluyong City

Instrumental intensities were also recorded in these areas:

Intensity II – Olongapo City, Zambales

Intensity I – Marikina City; Plaridel, Bulacan; Guagua, Pampanga; Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Gapan City, Nueva Ecijia.

No damage to properties and aftershocks are expected, the Phivolcs added.  Ronald Espartinez