Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) — Another earthquake struck Northern Luzon on Sunday night, state seismologists reported.
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted Nagbukel in Ilocos Sur at 7:27 p.m., based on the advisory of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
The tremor is tectonic in origin, which means it was caused by a movement in the Earth’s crust, and had a depth of one kilometer.
While the agency does not foresee any aftershocks, damage can be expected, it said.
Intensity 5, considered by Phivolcs as “strong,” was felt in Bangued and Bucay, Abra.
Intensity 4, or “moderately strong,” was recorded in Bantay, Ilocos Sur.
Intensity 3, or “weak vibrations,” was registered in Baguio City.
A destructive magnitude 7 earthquake hit Abra last week, leaving at least 10 people dead, according to the latest National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council count on Sunday.