Magnitude 4.6 earthquake shakes Ilocos Norte


Posted at Mar 28 2023 02:57 PM

A map shows the location of the quake. Phivolcs
A map shows the location of the quake. Phivolcs

MANILA — A magnitude 4.6 offshore earthquake rattled parts of Ilocos Norte on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. 

The tremor struck at 1:51 p.m., about 56 kilometers northwest of Burgos town. It hit at a depth of about 12 kilometers, Phivolcs' initial bulletin showed. 

The quake was felt at a "moderately strong" Intensity 4 in Pasuquin, Bacarra, Laoag City, Carasi, Burgos, and Batac City in Ilocos Norte. This intensity feels like the passing of a heavy truck that may rattle doors and windows, said Phivolcs.

The tremor was "scarcely perceptible" at Intensity 1 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, the seismology office added. 
Aftershocks and damage in the quake-hit areas were unlikely, Phivolcs said. 

It said it also recorded the following instrumental intensities. 

— Rowegie Abanto, ABS-CBN News