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.”


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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