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Phivolcs records 5.0-magnitude earthquake off Cagayan

/ 05:33 PM January 24, 2019

Phivolcs records 5.0-magnitude earthquake off Cagayan

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5 earthquake struck off the coast of Cagayan on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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Phivolcs traced the quake’s epicenter at 49 kilometers northwest of Calayan in Cagayan province.

It also said the earthquake, which hit the area around 4:34 p.m., was of tectonic origin and has a depth of seven kilometers.

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Pasuquiin, Ilocos Norte felt the quake at Intensity IV; Cervantes and Sinait in Ilocos Sur at Intensity III; Peñablanca, Cagayan at Intensity II; while Vigan City felt it at Intensity I, according to Phivolcs.

No damages could be expected from the earthquake, but Phivolcs warned aftershocks might occur. /kga

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