5.5-magnitude quake hits Cagayan

A 5.5-magnitude quake struck Cagayan on Thursday, Jan. 24./Phivolcs/

(Eagle News)–A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck  Cagayan on Thursday, Jan. 24.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, hit 27 kilometers northwest of Calayan at 4:34 p.m.

An intensity IV was registered in Laoag City; Bacarra, Pasuquin, and Vintar, Ilocos Norte; while an intensity III was felt in Cervantes, and Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

The following instrumental intensities were also recorded: Intensity IV in  Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte; Intensity III in Sinait, Ilocos Sur; Intensity II in Peñablanca, Cagayan; and Intensity I in Vigan.

No damage was reported so far but Phivolcs said there could be aftershocks.