Quake Felt Strongly in Baguio City


BAGUIO EARTHQUAKE - Students from the University of Baguio walk out of their respective classrooms after a strong earthquake rocked the city at 3:16 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 04, 2013. All classes were immediately suspended in the city. As of press time, yesterday afternoon there were no reported casualties as a result of the tremor. (Rizaldy Comanda)

MANILA, Philippines - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook Baguio City and La Union on Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The earthquake, which was felt at 3:16 p.m., originated at 13 kilometers southeast of Baguio City.

Intensity 5 of the tremor was felt in Baguio City, while Intensity 2 was felt in Agoo and San Fernando City both in La Union.

Phivolcs said an Intensity 5 tremor is strong, which is generally felt by most people indoors and outdoors, while an Intensity 2 quake is slightly felt by a few individuals.

Phivolcs said there was no report of damage to property or loss of lives due to the earthquake.

Likewise, aftershocks were not expected but classes were suspended in schools throughout Baguio.