Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts Cagayan, Ilocos (August 30, 2017)


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MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that shook parts Northern Luzon on Wednesday morning, August 30, 2017.

Magnitude 5.1 eathquake jolts Cagayan, Ilocos

The exact time of occurrence was recorded at 06:08:34 a.m. with epicenter at 19.13°N, 121.20°E - 033 km S 58° W of Calayan in Cagayan.

The earthquake that occurred has a tectonic origin with 13 km depth of focus.

The quake was felt at Intensity II in Laoag City.

Instrumental Intensity II was recorded in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte and Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Phivolcs said there's no damage resulting from the quake, but said in its bulletin that aftershocks were expected.

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