According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), a magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Zambales on Thursday afternoon.

Phivolcs director Teresito “Toto” Bacolcol reported that the tremor occurred around 3:16 p.m., approximately 26 kilometers southwest of Palauig town within the province.

Bacolcol specified that the earthquake originated from tectonic activity and had a focal depth of 46 kilometers.

Phivolcs recorded an instrumental intensity of 3 in Botolan, Iba, Cabangan, and San Marcelino, all located in Zambales.

Fortunately, neither aftershocks nor damage to infrastructure are anticipated as a result of this recent earthquake, as confirmed by Bacolcol.