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Magnitude 5.2 quake, 4.4 aftershock jolt Cagayan

/ 07:03 PM May 12, 2019
Magnitude 5.2 quake in Cagayan

Red dot shows the epicenter of a magnitude 5.2 quake the struck off the coast of Cagayan. (Image from Phivolcs)

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.2 quake followed by a magnitude 4.4 aftershock struck Calayan town in Cagayan on Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

According to Phivolcs, the magnitude 5.2 quake of tectonic origin happened at 4:59 p.m, with its epicenter at 87 km northwest of Calayan, Cagayan, at a depth of 20 km.

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Following the quake, a magnitude 4.4 aftershock was reported an hour later at 6:00 p.m.

The aftershock had its epicenter at 83 km northwest of Calayan, Cagayan at a depth of 13 km.

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Two other weaker aftershocks — a magnitude 3 and a magnitude 1.8 — were reported as of 6:13 p.m.

Phivolcs said reports of damage were expected following the quakes.

(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)

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