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4.7 magnitude quake hits Ilocos Norte


By MB Online

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake rattled Ilocos Norte on Saturday evening, 9:20 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.



The Phivolcs traced the quake’s epicenter at 18.16°N, 120.47°E – 013 km S 72° W of Laoag City.

The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 28 km, with the following registered intensities:

Intensity IV – Paoay, Banna, and Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Sinait, Ilocos Sur
Intensity III – Bacarra, Pinili, Pagudpud, and Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte; Santa, Ilocos Sur

Instrumental Intensity:

Intensity IV – Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte
Intensity III – Sinait and Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

There are no reported aftershocks and damages as of this update.

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