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06 May 2019 | 03:28 AM UTC

Philippines: 5.5-magnitude earthquake reported in northern Luzon May 6

Philippines News Alert

Geologists report 5.5-magnitude earthquake off coast of Ilocos Norte province on May 6; aftershocks possible in coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Ilocos Norte (Philippines), Cagayan


The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 5.5-magnitude earthquake off the north coast of Luzon at 10:48 (local time) on Monday, May 6. The earthquake's epicenter was located 11 km (7 mi) off the northern coast of Ilocos Norte province, near Pasaleng Bay, at a depth of 48 km (30 mi). No reports of damage or injuries were reported as of 11:15. Further aftershocks and associated damage are possible in the coming hours and days.


Individuals in northern Luzon are advised to be prepared for aftershocks and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves from falling debris if indoors, to move away from windows, and not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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