Earthquake of 6.0-magnitude jolts Philippines

MANILA : A 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook the Cagayan province in the northern Philippines on Friday, Authorities in Manila reported.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the earthquake that struck Calayan town at 2.40 a.m. occurred at a depth of 27 kilometers, around 27 kilometers southeast of Dalupiri Island.

The neighboring provinces of Apayao and Ilocos Sur on the main island of Luzon felt the tremor as well.

The tectonic earthquake will trigger aftershocks but cannot harm property, the authorities said.

The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific "Ring of Fire".

Earlier on May 22, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted Batangas province on the main Philippine island of Luzon, as reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

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