Magnitude 4.8 quake jolts Batanes


Posted at Jun 18 2018 06:02 PM

MANILA - A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Batanes province Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. 

The tremor hit at 1:22 p.m., some 73 kilometers southwest of Sabtang town.

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 37 kilometers.

The tremor was felt in the following areas:

• Intensity II - Basco, Batanes

Instrumental Intensities:

• Intensity III - Basco, Batanes

No aftershocks nor damage is expected from the earthquake.