Colleges suspend classes due to earthquakes

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VARIOUS colleges in the University suspended classes following a series of earthquakes that struck Batangas on Saturday afternoon.

The quake was felt in the University past 3 p.m., prompting security personnel to evacuate buildings.

Students were led to the UST open field as part of protocol for earthquake drills.

The Alfredo M. Velayo-College of Accountancy, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Faculty of Engineering, College of Commerce and Business Administration, College of Education, College of Nursing, College of Rehabiliation Sciences, Conservatory of Music and the Graduate School suspended classes.

The UST Health Service reported that four students were rushed during the evacuation due to panic attacks and hyperventilation.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported that four quakes struck areas near Mabini (magnitude 5.6 at 3:07 p.m., magnitude 6.0 at 3:09 p.m., and magnitude 4.7 at 4:36 p.m.) and San Luis (magnitude 4.1 at 3:29 p.m.). With reports from Mia Arra C. Camacho, Hannah Rhocellhynnia H. Cruz and Christian de Lano M. Deiparine

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