MAGNITUDE 4.4 EARTHQUAKE JOLTS ILOCOS NORTE

LAOAG CITY -— A mild, magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked the province of Ilocos Norte at 5:57 p.m. Monday with epicenter located at 9 kilometers northwest of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte and a depth of focus at 25 kilometers, a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Intensity 4 was felt in neigboring Caveria, Cagayan while Intensity 3 was felt in Pasuquin and Laoag City and Pasuquin, and Intensity 2 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte and nearby Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Phivolcs said the quake was tectonic in origin and there had been no expected aftershocks or reported damage so far.PNA