4.7 Magnitude quake shakes Ilocos Sur

4.7 Magnitude quake shakes Ilocos Sur

An earthquake of a magnitude of 4.7 has shook the province of Ilocos Sur. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) detected the quake struck at 4:51 a.m. early Saturday morning and traced the epicenter two kilometers (km) northeast of Sigay, Ilocos Sur.

Phivolcs found out the tremor had a depth of focus of 100 km beneath the surface and of tectonic origin. Surrounding Vigan city, an Intensity 2 quake was felt by residents.

Phivolcs said that no damage to buildings and ground were reported and aftershocks should be expected.

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