6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Calayan, Cagayan

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Courtesy: Phivolcs

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook Dalupiri Island in Calayan, Cagayan on Friday, state seismologists reported.

In its bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake of tectonic origin occurred at 2:40 a.m. with a depth of 27 kilometers.

Phivolcs initially reported a magnitude 6.1 quake, but later revised it to 6.0.

No damage has been reported, but aftershocks may occur, it said.

In Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, a 1.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 4:15 a.m. while a 2.3 magnitude temblor was recorded at Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte at 8:24 a.m., Phivolcs tweeted.

Intensity V, or “strong shaking” was felt in Claveria, Cagayan

Intensity IV, characterized by “moderately strong shaking” occurred in Laoag City, and Pasuquin in Ilocos Norte; and in Gonzaga, and Penablanca in Cagayan

According to local disaster officials, an Intensity III, or “weak shaking” was also recorded in Laoag City two or three minutes after the initial quake.

It was also felt in Vigan City, and Sinait in Ilocos Sur; and in Ilagan, Isabela

Intensity II, or “slightly felt shaking” occurred in Tabuk, Kalinga

Intensity I, “or scarcely perceptible shaking” occurred in Baler, Aurora; Santiago City, Isabela; and Dagupan City, Pangasinan

“Okay naman as far as the province is concerned. Wala po so far na reported damages sa mga construction, sa mga house and public facilities,” Marcell Tabije, chief of Ilocos Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said.

There are no tsunami advisories as well, she added.

CNN Philippines’ correspondent Lois Calderon contributed to this report.