Magnitude 5 earthquake rocks Tayum, Abra
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5 earthquake again shook Abra, specifically in the town of Tayum early Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) reported.
The earthquake was tectonic in origin and was recorded at exactly 4:02 am with a depth of 17 kilometers.
Phivolcs said the epicenter of the quake was located 12 kilometers southwest of Tayum, Abra.
“This is an aftershock of the 27 July 2022 M7.0 Northwestern Luzon Earthquake,” said Phivolcs.
The intensity of the earthquake was initially reported as 5.1, but was slightly downgraded, as of 5:37 a.m.
Phivolcs said that Intensity IV was felt in Bangued, Abra, while Instrumental Intensities were felt in the following areas:
Instrumental Intensity IV was felt in Vigan City,Ilocos Sur
Intensity III in Sinait, Ilocos Sur; Tabuk, Kalinga
Intensity II in Gonzaga, Penablanca, Cagayan Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Intensity I in Baguio City, Benguet; Claveria, Cagayan
The agency then warned that the earthquake may have caused damage but no aftershocks are expected.
Meanwhile, a few hours before this, magnitude 4.2 and 4.8 earthquakes were also reported in Tayum, Abra and Suyo, Ilocos Sur at 3:50 a.m., and 2:43 a.m., respectively.
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