Magnitude 6 quake jolts Batanes
Rhodina Villanueva, Ben Serrano (The Philippine Star) - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6 earthquake shook Batanes yesterday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which occurred at around 12:44 a.m., struck 37 kilometers northeast of Basco.

The temblor was felt at Intensity 4, which is classified as moderately strong, in Basco and Itbayat. It was felt at Intensity 3 in Tuguegarao City in Cagayan and Luna, Apayao.

Instrumental Intensity 2 was recorded in Laoag City and Pasuquin in Ilocos Norte and Intensity 1 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

In Davao Occidental, a magnitude 5 quake struck 141 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos at around 2:45 a.m.

Intensity 2 shaking was felt in Kiamba, Alabel and Malungon in Sarangani.

No damage or injury was reported from the quakes, but Phivolcs warned the public of aftershocks.

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