A 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit Camarines Norte on Monday evening, March 13, based on the earthquake information issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Phivolcs said the quake struck 17 kilometers southeast of Tinaga Island, Vinzons, Camarines Norte around 6:24 p.m.
Its instruments recorded the tremor at Intensity III in Mercedes, Camarines Norte; Sipocot, Camarines Sur; and Polillo, Quezon.
It was also recorded at Intensity II in Iriga City and Ragay in Camarines Sur and Intensity I in Guinayangan, Mauban, and Gumaca in Quezon.
Phivolcs said the earthquake was tectonic, which means it was caused by the movement of an active fault near the area.
The quake may have caused damage to houses, buildings, and other infrastructures, Phivolcs said, but it does not expect aftershocks to occur.