6.0-magnitude quake hits Metro Manila, Luzon
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - January 11, 2015 - 3:59am

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - A large part of Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon were hit by a magnitude-6.0 earthquake early Sunday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake struck at 3:31 a.m. and it's epicenter was traced at 43 kilometers southwest of San Antonio, Zambales.

Phivolcs said the tremor was felt at Intensity 4 in Pasig City, Pasay City, Manila City, Makati City and Quezon City in Metro Manila; Hagonoy and Obando in Bulacan province and San Mateo town in Rizal province.

The quake was felt at Intensity 3 in Tagaytay City and San Miguel, Tarlac and Intensity 2 in Baguio City and Batangas City.

Phivolcs said an Intensity 4 is "moderately strong."

"Felt generally by people indoors and some people outdoor. Light sleepers are awoken. Vibration is felt like the passing of a heavy truck," it said.

Phivolcs said it expects aftershocks.

Several people immediately took to social media after being awoken by the strong quake.

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