By Andrea Aro
A magnitude 5.0 quake jolted Ilocos Sur on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
The earthquake, which occurred at 4:02 p.m., was tectonic in origin and traced to 55 kilometers northwest of Candon City, Ilocos Sur.
The quake had a depth of four kilometers, with the following registered intensities: Intensity IV- Candon City, Ilocos Sur; Intensity III- Vigan City, Sinait, Santa, and Magsingal, Sta. Lucia, Santa Maria, Sta. Cruz, San Esteban, Ilocos Sur; San Fernando City, La Union; Intensity II- Cabugao, San Juan, Bantay, San Ildefonso, Narvacan, Nagbukel, Tagudin, Burgos, Santiago, Sigay, Suyo, Ilocos Sur Banna, Bacarra, Laoag City, and Batac Ilocos Norte
Phivolcs said the quake was also felt under the following instrumental Intensities: Intensity III – Vigan City;
Intensity II – Sinait, Ilocos Sur; Intensity I – Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte
The tremor was not expected to cause any damage to property, but aftershocks are likely to occur.