Ilocos Sur hit by magnitude 4.9 earthquake | Inquirer News

Ilocos Sur hit by magnitude 4.9 earthquake

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 03:48 PM November 24, 2022
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Ilocos Sur. (Photo from Phivolcs)

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Ilocos Sur on Thursday. (Photo from Phivolcs)

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Ilocos Sur on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

State seismologists detected the quake at 4:46 a.m. and located its epicenter one kilometer southeast of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

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The tectonic earthquake’s depth of focus was one kilometer, said Phivolcs.

Phivolcs reported up to Intensity IV, which is classified as “moderately strong.”

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The following Intensities were recorded in these areas:

Intensity IV- Sinait, Vigan City, Caoayan, San Juan, Santo Domingo, San Vicente, Santiago, Lidlida, Caoayan, Banayoyo, and Magsingal, Ilocos Sur; Batac City, Ilocos Norte; Lagangilang, Abra

Intensity II – Bantay, Ilocos Sur

Instrumental Intensities:
Intensity III – Bangued, Abra; Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Intensity II – Penablanca, Cagayan; Pasuquin, Laoag City, Batac, Ilocos Norte
Intensity I – Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

No aftershocks and damage are expected, Phivolcs said.

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