Sunday, July 5, 2015

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Ilocos Norte

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck 6 km southeast of Batac, Ilocos Norte on Sunday night, July 5, 2015.

Ilocos Norte earthquake

According to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the earthquake was recorded at exactly 8:56 PM.

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 40 km.

The earthquake was felt in the following areas:

Intensity IV - Vigan, Santa & Paoay Ilocos Norte

Intensity III - Sarrat, Ilocos Norte; Baguio City

Intensity II - Tuguegarao, Apayao and Abra City 

The magnitude 5.0 earthquake was followed 16 minutes later by a magnitude 4.3 quake 2 km northwest of Marcos, Ilocos Norte.

It was recorded at exactly 9:12 PM of July 5.

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 22 km.

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