Back-to-back quakes hit Nueva Vizcaya, felt in Baguio City

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Updated to include new data from Phivolcs

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) — Twin earthquakes shook Nueva Vizcaya province and nearby areas at noon on Tuesday.

A magnitude-4.8 quake struck an area off the town of Kayapa, around 300 kilometers north of Manila, at 12:12 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake was tectonic in origin – or caused by a movement in the Earth's crust – with a depth of 6 kilometers.

Intensity 3, classified by Phivolcs as "weak," but "felt by many people indoors," was recorded in Baguio City, over 100 kilometers from Nueva Vizcaya. Intensity 2 was felt in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

After five minutes, another quake hit Kayapa town, this time with a magnitude of 3.8 and depth of only 1 kilometer. Intensity 2 was again felt in Baguio City.

According to Phivolcs, shaking is more felt when quakes have lower depth.

Aftershocks are not expected from the back-to-back temblors.

Netizens reported feeling the tremors in Baguio City.



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