• 04/25/2019
  • 12:54 AM
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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)

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