5.1-magnitude quake hits Isabela anew

By Villamor Visaya, Jr.

May 8, 2023, 2:21 pm

<p>Google map of Maconacon, Isabela. </p>

Google map of Maconacon, Isabela. 

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela – A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the coastal town of Maconacon in Isabela and other areas anew at 7:36 p.m. on Sunday, followed by six aftershocks, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The 31-kilometer deep quake, tectonic in origin, was the second major quake in the municipality after the 5.8-magnitude temblor on Thursday (May 4).

The latest quake was monitored 29 kilometers northeast of Maconacon.

No damage was recorded but six 1.8 to 2.9-magnitude aftershocks have been recorded afterward.

The quake was also felt in Enrile, Cagayan (Intensity V); Tuguegarao City (Intensity IV); Gonzaga in Cagayan (Intensity III); City of Ilagan, Tabuk City and Maddela in Quirino (Intensity II) and Casiguran and Baler in Aurora, Laoag City, Pasuquin and Batac in Ilocos Norte and Santiago City (Intensity I). (PNA)