Magnitude-6.2 quake jolts Batanes; aftershocks expected


Posted at Apr 11 2020 01:48 AM | Updated as of Apr 11 2020 06:46 AM


MANILA--A magnitude-6.2 earthquake jolted Batanes past midnight Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tectonic tremor occurred at 12:44 a.m., some 16 kilometers east of Basco town. It struck at a depth of 174 kilometers.

Here are the reported intensities: 

  • Intensity IV - Basco and Itbayat, Batanes

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity II - Laoag City and Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte
  • Intensity I - Vigan City

The Phivolcs said the quake is expected to cause aftershocks but no damage is expected.