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Magnitude 4.0 earthquake hits water off Sabtang in Batanes

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 04:55 PM October 09, 2019

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake rocks Sabtang, Batanes

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck waters off Sabtang in Batanes on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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The quake, which was of tectonic origin and has a one-kilometer depth of focus, occurred at 3:57 p.m. some 37 kilometers southwest of Sabtang.

Phivolcs said the temblor was also felt at Instrumental Intensity II in Basco, Batanes.

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Further, Phivolcs noted that no aftershocks and damage may be expected from the earthquake. /kga

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