Magnitude 5 quake hits Ilocos Sur

Published June 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Andrea Aro

A magnitude 5.0 quake jolted  Ilocos Sur on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

(Phivolcs / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Phivolcs / MANILA BULLETIN)

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.

 
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