Earthquake Today: 5.7 Magnitude Quake Rocks Cagayan

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Cagayan, March 23, 2023

EARTHQUAKE TODAY – The Phivolcs recorded a 5.7 magnitude quake in Cagayan today, Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Following the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that jolted a part of Davao Occidental a few weeks ago, another strong quake was recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The quake hit a part of Cagayan. According to the agency, it had a magnitude of 5.7.

The earthquake that struck Cagayan, today, Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 07:32 a.m. was tectonic in origin. It specifically hit Dalupiri Island in Calayan.

Earthquake Ilocos Norte

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Cagayan was located at 19.26°North, 121.10°East – 020 km North 34° West of Dalupiri Island with a depth of focus of 043 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake but there may be aftershocks. No intensity was recorded by the quake-monitoring agency as per its release but the following instrumental intensities were logged in these areas:

  • Intensity III
    • Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte
    • San Antonio, Zambales
  • Intensity II
    • Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
    • Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
    • Ilagan, Isabela
  • Intensity I
    • Penablanca and Gonzaga, Cagayan
    • Batac, Ilocos Norte
    • Sinait, Ilocos Sur
    • Santol, La Union

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1 thought on “Earthquake Today: 5.7 Magnitude Quake Rocks Cagayan”

  1. In the mighty name of Jesus and of His holy blood, God Almighty spare our land from any catastrophe and disaster, Amen.


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