Magnitude 4.8 quake jolts Ilocos Norte


Posted at Oct 17 2018 06:18 AM

MANILA - A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Ilocos Norte province Wednesday dawn, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. 

The tremor hit at 4:02 a.m., some 2 kilometers northeast of Carasi town.

Phivolcs said it was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 19 kilometers.

Intensity 2, which may cause hanging objects to slightly swing, was felt in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

Instrumental intensity 1 was also recorded in Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

The tremor is not expected to either spawn aftershocks or cause damage, Phivolcs said.