Magnitude-4.7 quake jolts Ilocos Norte


Posted at Jan 12 2019 10:25 PM

MANILA—A magnitude-4.7 earthquake jolted Ilocos Norte on Saturday, Phivolcs said.

The tremor happened at 9:20 p.m., 13 kilometers southwest of Laoag City. 

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 28 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. 

Below are areas where the quake was felt:

  • Intensity IV - Paoay, Banna, and Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Sinait, Ilocos Sur
  • Intensity III - Bacarra, Pinili, Pagudpud, and Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte; Santa, Ilocos Sur

The following instrumental intensities were reported:

  • Intensity IV - Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte
  • Intensity III - Sinait and Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

The tremor was not expected to cause damage and aftershocks.