Tabuk City, Kalinga – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Lagayan, Abra at 10:59pm on Tuesday, crumbling structures and jolting nearby provinces in Northern Luzon.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) initially declared a Magnitude 6.7 quake on its Facebook page but has lowered the intensity upon its report update hoisted later on Tuesday night.
The quake’s depth was logged at 11 kilometers within tectonic plates, rendering damages in the said province as well as in nearby Ilocos Norte.
According to the report, parts of Benguet, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur, Cagayan, La Union were also hit with a staggering Intensity 5 quake, while the rest of Isabela, Aurora and Pangasinan have felt the strong effects.
Classes and government work have been suspended all over Northern Luzon following the quake and advisories of Phivolcs of aftershocks.
Meanwhile, the state seismologists have advised on Tuesday night that the tremor had no Tsunami threats to the country.
Tuesday night’s earthquake follows the monster magnitude 7 quake that hit the same province last July leaving 11 casualties and almost P2-B worth of structure and agri damages. TNF