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Power outage hits Bataan, Pampanga after magnitude 6.1-quake

Power outage hits Bataan, Pampanga after magnitude 6.1-quake

ZAMBALES, Philippines — Power outages hit Balanga City, Mariveles, Orani, and Morong towns in Bataan after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted parts of Luzon Monday.

The Bataan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office has coordinated with various government agencies to respond to a fire that hit Bataan Refinery Center in Limay town.

In Bulacan, villagers were also seen rushing outside their houses. In Pampanga, patients in a private hospital were evacuated as electricty supply in City of San Fernando was cut off as a preemptive measure.

People were also seen rushing outside the malls in Pampanga and Olongapo City.

The glass door of a fast-food restaurant at SM Pampanga and a portion of a floor in SM Olongapo were damaged due to the quake.

In its initial earthquake bulletin, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake struck 2 kilometers northeast of this town at 5.11 p.m.

The earthquake was of tectonic origin had a depth of 21 km. Intensity 5 was felt in San Felipe, Zambales, and Quezon City. The tremor was also felt in Baguio City, Pampanga, Bataan, and Bulacan. /ee