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.