A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Cagayan Valley and northern Luzon at around 2:40 a.m., Friday, July 1, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs traced the epicenter of the earthquake at 27 kilometers (km) southeast of Dalupiri Island, Calayan, Cagayan, and was shallow at a depth of 27 km.

It was felt at Intensity V as a “strong” quake in Aparri and Calayan in Cagayan and Flora in Apayao.

I was also felt as a “moderately strong” quake at Intensity IV in Peñablanca and Tuguegarao City in Cagayan.

Meanwhile, it was “weak” at Intensity III in Vigan City and Sinait, Ilocos Sur and Ilagan, Isabela.

Phivolcs’ instruments also recorded the quake at Intensity V in Claveria, Cagayan; Intensity IV in Laoag City and Pasuquin in Ilocos Norte and Gonzaga and Peñablanca in Cagayan; Intensity III in Vigan City and Sinait in Ilocos Sur and Ilagan, Isabela; Intensity II in Tabuk, Kalinga; and Intensity I in Baler in Aurora, Santiago City in Isabela, and Dagupan City in Pangasina.

Phivolcs said the earthquake was tectonic, which means it was caused by the movement of an active fault near the area.

It advised the public to stay vigilant as aftershocks may occur due to this earthquake.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/07/01/magnitude-6-0-quake-jolts-cagayan-phivolcs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=magnitude-6-0-quake-jolts-cagayan-phivolcs)