Ilocos Norte Hit by Earthquake with 4.2 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.2 magnitude quake in Ilocos Norte, January 27, 2021.
Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.
Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking were felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “Big One“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Ilocos Norte. At 09:07 pm of January 27, 2021, Pasuquin was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Ilocos Norte was located at 18.40°North, 120.29°East – 035 km North 78° West of Pasuquin. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 030 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The following intensity was recorded by Phivolcs in these areas:
- Intensity IV
- Pasuquin, Bacarra, Laoag City
- Paoay, Ilocos Norte
- Intensity III
- Badoc, Batac, & Burgos, Ilocos Norte
- Intensity II
- Sinait, Ilocos Sur
- Intensity I
- Cabugao, Ilocos Sur
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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