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Magnitude 5.1 quake strikes Sabtang, Batanes

/ 11:15 AM February 12, 2022
Earthquake in Sabtang, Batanes. Graphics from Phivolcs / Twitter

Earthquake in Sabtang, Batanes. Graphics from Phivolcs / Twitter

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck off Sabtang, Batanes on Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

Based on Phivolcs’ bulletin, the tectonic quake hit 45 kilometers southwest of Sabtang at 8:41 a.m.

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It has a 61-kilometer depth of focus, Phivolcs noted.

The agency said that there are no reported intensities. However, aftershocks are expected.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, there are no damages reported by their regional office so far.

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