MANILA -- A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck the province of Abra at 8:38 p.m. this Sunday, state seismology bureau Phivolcs said.
Phivolcs said the tremor struck some 4 kilometers southwest of Danglas town, at a depth of 43 kilometers.
The quake was tectonic in origin.
Intensity IV was reported in Vigan City and Banayoyo in Ilocos Sur, and in the towns of Tineg, Lagayan and Lacub in Abra.
Intensity II was also reported in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Batac, Ilocos Norte and in Baguio City, while Intensity I was reported in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.
The following instrumental intensities were also reported:
- Bangued, Abra
- Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
- Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
- Sinait and Candon, Ilocos Sur
- Penablanca, Cagayan
- Pasuquin and Batac, Ilocos Norte
The earthquake may have caused some damage but no aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs said.