Moderate Quake Hit Camarines Norte

March 14, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck Camarines Norte province on Sunday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor occurred at 1:51 p.m. with its epicenter estimated 57 kilometers northeast of Paracale town in Camarines Norte.

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 34 kilometers.

Science research assistant Roschele Ablan of the Phivolcs’ Earthquake Monitoring Division said the quake was felt at Intensity 2 in the towns of Paracale and Labo, also in Camarines Norte.

She said Phivolcs also recorded Instrumental Intensity 2 in Guinayangan, Quezon and Instrumental Intensity 1 in Mercedes, Camarines Norte.

But Ablan stressed that there were no reported casualties and damages from the temblor.

She said Phivolcs was also not expecting any aftershocks from the quake.

Ablan said movement along a local unnamed fault possibly triggered the tremor.

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