Light earthquake shakes Ilocos region

Published January 27, 2021, 11:27 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte on Wednesday evening.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) initially measured the light earthquake at 3.8-magnitude. 

The tremor, which was registered around 9:07 p.m., originated 35 kilometers northwest of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte.

It was felt as a “moderately strong” earthquake at Intensity IV in Pasuquin, Bacarra, Laoag City, and Paoay, all in Ilocos Norte.

Meanwhile, it was recorded as a “weak” shaking at Intensity III in Badoc, Batac City, and Burgos, also in Ilocos Norte.

Sinait, Ilocos Sur felt the earthquake at Intensity II as a “slight” shaking, while it was “scarcely perceptible” at Intensity I in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Phivolcs’ instrument also detected the earthquake at Intensity I in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. 

 
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