5.5-MAGNITUDE QUAKE JOLTS PARTS OF ILOCOS NORTE
LAOAG CITY -- A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit some parts of the province at 4:34 p.m. Thursday, state seismologists said.
The tectonic quake’s epicenter was located at 25 km. southwest of Calayan in Cagayan, at a depth of 24 km. the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The tremor was felt at Intensity 4 by some residents of Laoag City, Bacarra, Pasuquin and Vintar in Ilocos Norte; Intensity 3 in Cervantes and Sinait, Ilocos Sur; Intensity 2 in Peñablanca, Cagayan; and Intensity 1 in Vigan City.
Residents in nearby areas have been advised to take precautionary measures due to expected aftershocks. (PNA)