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Ilocos Norte Hit by 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded that a 5.8 magnitude quake hit Ilocos Norte today, May 6, 2019.

Almost every day, quakes occur in different areas around the world. One of the countries that is usually hit by it is the Philippines. Phivolcs has recently recorded several quakes in the different areas in PH.

In 2018, among the records of Phivolcs is a series of five(5) quakes that hit Surigao del Sur. Fortunately, there were no reports of injury or damages caused by the quake.

Recently, Phivolcs recorded another quake in an area in PH today, May 6, 2018.


According to Phivolcs, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ilocos Norte today, May 6, 2019. It was located at 18.68°North, 120.78°East – 011 km North 06° West of Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte.

The quake was tectonic in origin and has a 008 depth of focus. Here is a list of the reported instrumental intensities:

Intensity III

  • Sinait and Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Intensity IV

  • Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte
  • Tuguegarao City

Intensity V

  • Claveria, Cagayan

Based on the bulletin released by Phivolcs, no damage is expected of the quake but there may be aftershocks.

We’ll keep you posted for further updates or information regarding the quake. Keep safe everyone!

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