Earthquake Today: 4.2 Magnitude Quake Hits Ilocos Sur

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about Earthquake Today August 19, 2022 in Ilocos Sur

EARTHQUAKE TODAY AUGUST 19, 2022 – The Phivolcs recorded a 4.2 magnitude earthquake in Quirino, Ilocos Sur.

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.

One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the 7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a tsunami advisory was released.

Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking was 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.

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Recently, a quake hit a part of Ilocos Sur, August 19, 2022. At 02:43 a.m., Quirino was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2.

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According to Phivolcs, the earthquake today August 19, 2022 that hit a part of Ilocos Sur was located at 17.14° North, 120.71° East – 004 km North 83° East of Quirino with a depth of origin of 003 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake as well as aftershocks. According to the agency, Intensity II was recorded in Basista, Pangasinan. It was noted that the quake was an aftershock of the magnitude 7.0 Northwestern Luzon quake.

Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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