Mild quake hits Ilocos Norte

Posted at 11/26/08 4:37 PM

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook parts of Ilocos Norte province Wednesday afternoon but caused no loss of life or damage to property.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the tectonic earthquake struck at 1:57 p.m. and lasted for 10 seconds. The epicenter of the quake was located 45 kilometers northeast of Laoag City.

Phivolcs said the quake was felt at Intensity 2 in Laoag City and Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte.