Magnitude-3.4 quake jolts Sta. Cruz, Laguna

Posted on December 23, 2011


A magnitude-3.4 earthquake rocked Sta. Cruz, Laguna past midnight on Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, struck the southern Luzon municipality at 1:26 a.m., Phivolcs said on its website.

Phivolcs said it expects no damage or aftershocks from the earthquake. The agency classified the earthquake as Intensity II, which means it was “slightly felt.”

Hours earlier, a magnitude 2.4 earthquake also struck Sta, Cruz, Laguna. The earthquake, which was also tectonic in origin, took place at 9:52 p.m. on Thursday, Phivolcs said.

Phivolcs likewise said it does not expect damage or aftershocks. It did not specify the earthquake’s intensity.

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