Abra’s Bucay town hit by 4.8-magnitude quake as province still swayed by aftershocks
MANILA, Philippines — Abra is still experiencing aftershocks from the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that jolted the province last July 27. And on Friday afternoon, a magnitude 4.8 tremor hit Abra’s Bucay town.
Based on the latest bulletins from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake Friday was located one kilometer off Bucay’s center, at a depth of 17 kilometers.
Phivolcs explicitly stated that the movement was an aftershock of the Northwestern Luzon earthquake that brought huge destruction in Abra, other provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and areas in Ilocos Region and Cagayan Valley.
It said that Friday’s temblor registered Intensity IV in Abra’s Bucay, San Quintin, and Bangued towns; Intensity III in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur; and Intensity I in Sinait also in Ilocos Sur.
On August 7, Phivolcs said they have already logged more than 3,000 aftershocks in Abra after the Northwestern Luzon earthquake two weeks ago, ranging from magnitude 1.4 to magnitude 5.1.
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