Magnitude 5.4 quake rocks Itbayat, Batanes

By: - City Desk Editor / @DLejanoINQ
/ 06:32 AM July 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocked the northernmost tip of the country early Saturday morning.


According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake struck Itbayat, Batanes at 4:16 am. It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 12 kilometers.

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Intensity 6 was felt in Itbayat while Intensity 3 was felt in Basco and Sabtang.

Damage and aftershocks are expected.


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