Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Cagayan

Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Cagayan

MANILA – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolted Cagayan Wednesday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The tectonic quake struck 20 kilometers northeast of Aparri at 8:03 p.m.

It was 9 kilometers deep.

Intensity III was felt in Gonzaga, Cagayan; and Intensity II in Claveria, Cagayan and Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte.

Intensity I was reported in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Phivolcs said aftershocks are likely, while damage is not expected from the magnitude 5.4 earthquake.

Damage starts at Intensity VI based on Phivolcs’ scale. (PNA)

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