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M5.7 quake hits Luzon

(UPDATE) A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Luzon Monday afternoon, forcing people to flee from buildings in Metro Manila and nearby areas.

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

The earthquake could have originated from either the Manila Trench or a faultline in Zambales, Phivolcs Undersecretary Renato Solidum told dzMM Teleradyo.

The quake was felt at intensity 5 in Zambales and Quezon City in Metro Manila.

The tremor is expected to cause damage and trigger aftershocks.

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