Ilocos Sur was jolted by a magnitude 4.9 quake on early Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. 

The quake happened at 4:46 a.m. with its epicenter one kilometer southeast of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Phivolcs said the tectonic earthquake’s depth of focus was one kilometer.

The following intensities were recorded in the following areas: 

Intensity IV- Sinait, Vigan City, Caoayan, San Juan, Santo Domingo, San Vicente, Santiago, Lidlida, Caoayan, Banayoyo, and Magsingal, Ilocos Sur; Batac City, Ilocos Norte; Lagangilang, Abra 

Intensity II – Bantay, Ilocos Sur


Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity III – Bangued, Abra; Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Intensity II – Penablanca, Cagayan; Pasuquin, Laoag City, Batac, Ilocos Norte

Intensity I – Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

No aftershocks and damage to properties are expected.


Ronald Espartinez