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4.4. magnitude quake rocks Ilocos Norte  

/ 07:59 AM April 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked Ilocos Norte at 3 a.m. on Friday, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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The earthquake’s epicenter was traced 7 kilometers southwest of the municipality of San Nicolas, and was of tectonic origin.

Philvolcs added that the quake, having a depth of 10 kilometers, was reported at various intensities, as follows:

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Intensity IV:
San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte

Intensity III:
Sarrat, Ilocos Norte

The quake also recorded instrumental — which was measured — intensities in the following areas:

Intensity IV:
Sinait, Ilocos Sur

Intensity III:
Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

Intensity II:
Vigan, Ilocos Sur

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No aftershocks and damages were expected, Phivolcs added.  /muf

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