May 30, 2013 11:22am
A magnitude-5.4 quake shook parts of Ilocos Norte Thursday morning, with state seismologists warning of possible aftershocks.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake was recorded at 10:24 a.m., and was tectonic in origin.
In its initial bulletin, it said the epicenter was estimated at 30 km southwest of Laoag City.
An updated bulletin said the quake was felt at:
Intensity IV (moderately strong): Bangued, Abra; Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
Intensity III (weak): Sinait, Santo Domingo, Magsingal, San Idelfonso, Bantay, Santa, Caoayan, Vigan,
Santa Catalina, San Vicente, Ilocos Sur; Callao, Penablanca, Cagayan; Laoag, Ilocos Norte
Intensity II (slightly felt): Bucay, Abra
While no damage was expected, Phivolcs said aftershocks are possible. — TJD, GMA News