Monday, July 13, 2015

Mild quake jolts Laoag, parts of Ilocos Sur

Staff reporter

LAOAG CITY—A magnitude 4.0 quake shook  Laoag City, including Vigan City and Sinait in Ilocos Sur on June 24 at 2:18 am, a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was at 39 kilometers southeast of Laoag with a depth of five kilometers.

Some Laoag City residents who were awakened that time felt a mild shaking of the earth while nearby Sinait felt shock of intensity II and intensity I in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

The earthquake was of tectonic origin. No damage and aftershocks is expected.

The Philippines sits on the “Pacific Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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