Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits waters off Camarines Norte

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 5) — An earthquake jolted parts of the country on Friday morning after a magnitude 5.1 temblor struck in waters off Camarines Norte.

The tectonic quake hit near Tinaga Island at 6 a.m. State seismologist Phivolcs initially declared it as a magnitude 5.4 tremor but later downgraded it to magnitude 5.1.

Intensity 4 was felt in Capalonga, Camarines Norte while Intensity 2 was recorded in Goa and Naga City, Camarines Sur, and Calauag, Quezon province. Intensity 1 was also felt in Cainta, Rizal. Meanwhile, instrumental intensities were recorded in parts of Metro Manila and Bulacan, and in other parts of Quezon and Camarines Norte.

Phivolcs warned of aftershocks but said no damage is expected.

(Source: CNN.PH)


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