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PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 28, 2012


Intensity 4 tremor hits Northern Luzon

by Freddie G. Lazaro

VIGAN CITY, Jan. 28 (PIA) -- An intensity 4 earthquake hit Ilocos Norte and its nearby areas this Saturday noon but no damages to either life or property was reported by the Phippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) based in Sinait.

Local Phivolcs Rerearcher Porferio De Peralta said that the tremor registered a magnitude of 5.2 on the ritcher scale. It occurred at 12:46

p.m. with epicenter located at 48 kilometers northwest of Calayan, Cagayan.

Intensity 4 was felt in Pasuquin and Sarrat towns and Laoag City; all in Ilocos Norte; and intensity 1 in Sinait, Ilocos Sur. He said that the tremor was tectonic in origin. (JCR/FGL-PIA 1 Ilocos Sur)

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