Magnitude 4.4 quake hits Ilocos Norte

By MB Online

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit Ilocos Norte at 3 am Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and its epicenter traced seven kilometers southwest of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, with a depth of 10 km.

Intensity four and three were felt San Nicolas and Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, respectively, while instrumental intensities were recorded at the following places:

Intensity IV

Sinait, Ilocos Sur

Intensity III

Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

Intensity II

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

No damage and aftershocks are expected from the tremor.

 
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