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Magnitude 4.8 rocks Zambales

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurred Thursday afternoon in Zambales, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs director Teresito “Toto” Bacolcol said the tremor happened around 3:16 p.m. some 26 kilometers southwest of Palauig town, also in the province.

Tectonic in origin, the earthquake has a depth of focus of 46kms, Bacolcol said.

Instrumental intensity 3 was recorded in Botolan, Iba, Cabangan and San Marcelino, Zambales, Phivolcs said.

Both aftershocks and damage to infrastructure are not expected from the latest quake, according to Bacolcol.

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