Magnitude 4 quake shakes Benguet


Posted at Nov 16 2012 12:41 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2012 08:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- A magnitude 4 earthquake hit Benguet on Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said the earthquake occurred at 9:18 a.m. Its epicenter was located 4 kilometers southwest of Tuba, Benguet.

The quake had a depth of 21 kilometers.

Intensity 3 was felt in Baguio City.

Phivolcs said it was tectonic in origin, which means the quake was caused by a movement of a local fault.

No aftershocks and damage are expected, Phivolcs said.