5.5-magnitude quake hits Batanes

Published August 13, 2020, 7:08 AM

by MB Online

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Batanes on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

(Phivolcs/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The earthquake, which occurred at 6:32 a.m., was tectonic in origin and was traced 49 kilometers southwest of Sabtang, Batanes. It had a depth of 14 km.

Phivolcs said the quake was not expected to cause any damage to property. However, aftershocks are likely to happen.

 
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