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Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes Batanes

/ 05:23 PM September 09, 2019

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes BatanesMANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit Itbayat town in Batanes on Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

Phivolcs said the quake was recorded at 1:07 p.m., with its epicenter located 46 kilometers southwest of Itbayat.

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The temblor of tectonic origin had a depth of 25 kilometers, Phivolcs added.

Phivolcs said no damage and aftershocks are expected following the earthquake.

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A magnitude 5.4 quake, followed by a stronger 5.9-magnitude quake hours later, also rocked Itbayat last July 27. /kga

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