By J. Jala | 09:35 AM December 25 2020
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake was recorded in several parts of Luzon on Friday morning, Christmas Day, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Phivolcs said the tremor happened at 7:43 a.m., 10 kilometers northwest of Calatagan town, Batangas. It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 74 kilometers, according to state seismologists.
No damage is expected but aftershocks may occur, Phivolcs said.
Strong tremors were felt in the areas of Quezon City, Mandaluyong, San Juan in Metro Manila, and Rizal and parts of Cavite.
The Philippines is situated on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.