M6.1 quake causes power outages in Luzon


Posted at Apr 22 2019 06:45 PM

MANILA - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said it was monitoring the status of transmission facilities in Luzon following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit large parts of the island on Monday afternoon.

According to NGCP, the earthquake caused power outages in the provinces of Pangasinan, La Union, Pampanga and Bataan.

Power outages were also experienced in parts of Quezon, Batangas, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon, but power supply has since been restored.

NGCP said it is still assessing the extent of the damage caused by the earthquake.

The tremor struck near Castillejos, Zambales at a depth of 21 kilometers, Phivolcs said.

It was initially reported at magnitude 5.7 but was upgraded by Phivolcs to magnitude 6.1.