MANILA—A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rocked Batanes on Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
The tremor happened at 4:13 p.m., 18 kilometers northwest of Basco town.
It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 10 kilometers, according to Phivolcs.
Intensity II was felt and reported in Basco, Batanes.
The tremor was not expected to cause damage and aftershocks.