Published On: Tue, Apr 23rd, 2019

After strong earthquake, Luzon grid on red alert

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The magnitude 6.1 earthquake wreaks havoc on Luzon’s power system

Published 8:05 AM, April 23, 2019

Updated 8:05 AM, April 23, 2019

RED ALERT. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake causes problems in the power system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

RED ALERT. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake causes problems in the power system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines– After the strong earthquake and amid the scorching summer heat, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) placed the Luzon grid on red and yellow alert on Tuesday, April 23.

The red alert is effective between 10 am to 4 pm.

Meanwhile, the yellow alert is raised between 9 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 10 pm.

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake on Monday caused power outages.

The NGCP also issued a red alert notice at 5:20 pm yesterday immediately after the earthquake due to the multiple power plant failures. – Rappler.com

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