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Aftershocks recorded after magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Ilocos Norte

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AT LEAST 2 aftershocks, with magnitude 3.5 and 2.2, were recorded on Monday following the magnitude 5.4 earthquake off the coastal town of Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte at 10:48 a.m. Intensity 4 was felt in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte and Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. Instrumental intensities were also felt in the following area: 5 in Claveria, Cagayan; 4 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte; and 3 in Sinait and Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. There were no immediate reports of damage. Ilocos Norte was hit by a major earthquake in 1983 with a magnitude of 5.3. “This was the most severe earthquake in North-western Luzon in 52 years and probably the second largest earthquake event to hit Laoag City and it’s immediate vicinity in historical times,” according to the historical record of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. It killed 16 people, injured 47, and damaged concrete buildings and old churches.

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