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
- 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.