4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Camarines Norte, January 17, 2023


Today, Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the Phivolcs recorded a 4.8-magnitude earthquake in Camarines Norte.

Following the 4.3-magnitude earthquake that jolted Maguindanao del Norte a few days ago, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded another strong quake (Phivolcs). The quake struck Camarines Norte. It had a magnitude of 4.8, according to the agency.

The January 17, 2023, earthquake in Camarines Norte was tectonic in nature. Tinaga Island was particularly hard hit.

The earthquake that struck a part of Camarines Norte was located at 14.45° North, 123.05° East, and 012 km south of 76° East of Tinaga Island (Vinzons) with a depth of focus of 001 kilometers, according to Phivolcs.

According to Phivolcs’ bulletin, the earthquake and aftershocks are expected to cause damage. According to the released data, the following quake intensities and instrumental intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity V
    • Mercedes, Camarines Norte
  • Intensity IV
    • Guinayangan, Quezon
    • Tagkawayan, Quezon
  • Intensity III
    • Buenavista, Quezon
    • Lopez, Quezon
    • Naga City, Camarines Sur
  • Intensity II
    • Catanauan, Quezon
    • San Narciso, Quezon

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity V
    • Daet, Camarines Norte
  • Intensity III
    • Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte
    • City of Iriga, Camarines Sur
    • Ragay, Camarines Sur
    • San Roque, Northern Samar
  • Intensity II
    • Alabat, Quezon
    • Guinayangan, Quezon
    • Gumaca, Quezon
    • Infanta, Quezon
    • Mauban, Quezon
    • Mulanay, Quezon
    • Pasacao, Camarines Sur
    • Pili, Camarines Sur
  • Intensity I
    • City of Marikina
    • City of Pasig
    • Pulilan, Bulacan
    • Calauag, Quezon
    • Taytay, Rizal

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