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4.7 – magnitude quake shakes Ilocos Sur

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 09:39 AM March 02, 2019

Phivolcs

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocked the province of Ilocos Sur early Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake struck at 4:51 a.m. and traced its epicenter 2 kilometers northeast of Sigay, Ilocos Sur, Phivolcs reported.

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The tremor, which was of tectonic origin, had a depth of focus of 100 km.

The quake was felt at Intensity 4 in the municipalities of Sigay and Suyo in Ilocos Sur and Intensity 3 in the municipality of Sugpon also in Ilocos Sur.

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It was felt at Intensity II in Vigan City, Baguio City, and Kibungan, Benguet.

Phivolcs said that no damage and aftershocks could be expected. /atm

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