Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks areas in northern Luzon

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks areas in northern Luzon

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook some areas in the northern part of the country on Friday.

The tremor struck at 7:54 p.m., hitting waters off Calayan town in Cagayan province, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

A “moderately strong” intensity 4 was felt in Calayan.

Intensity 3, described by Phivolcs as “weak” was recorded in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte and Flora, Apayao. Sinait, Ilocos Sur also felt the shaking at Intensity 2.

Phivolcs said the quake was tectonic in origin – or there was a movement in the Earth’s crust – with a depth of 45 kilometers. It said aftershocks are expected.— Source: CNN Philippines Staff

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