A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit the province of Quezon at 4:52 am today, Thursday morning.
According to the Phivolcs, the epicenter of the earthquake today was 42 kilometers northeast of Jomalig, Quezon.
The earthquake’s depth is 7 kilometers, and the origin is tectonic.
The following earthquake intensities were recorded today, Thursday in the following areas
Intensity IV – Guinayangan, Quezon
Intensity II – Marikina City; Navotas City; Quezon City
Intensity I- Muntinlupa City
Intensity IV – Guinayangan, Quezon; Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte
Intensity III – Pili, Camarines Sur; Mauban, Lopez and Mulanay, Quezon
Intensity II – Marikina City; Malolos City; Gumaca and Dolores, Quezon; Baler, Aurora
Intensity I – Iriga City; Malabon City; San Juan City; Quezon City; Pasig City; Guagua, Pampanga, Talisay, Batangas; Palayan City
Meanwhile, many felt the tremors in parts of Makati, Pasay, and Taguig.
No damage to the property was expected, but aftershocks were possible according to Phivolcs.
31 earthquake evacuees food poisoned in Cotabato
About 31 earthquake evacuees or “internally displaced persons” were brought to different hospitals after they ate spoiled meals and got food poisoned in an evacuation center in Malabuan Elementary School in Brgy. Malabuan, Makilala, Monday night.
According to Municipal Health Officer Dra. Georgina Sorilla and Mark Timbal, spokesperson for the NDRRMC, the victims were mostly children who had severe abdominal and headaches, dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea.
The evacuees felt ill a few hours after eating spoiled chicken pastel from food packs provided to them by a group that organizes meals at the evacuation center.
According to the report, the chicken pastel food packs were handed out Monday morning, but the evacuees ate them at around 1:00 pm. By night, the victims had been suffering from severe abdominal pain and diarrhea.