5.5-magnitude earthquake rattles northern Philippines
Topics: PHILIPPINES EARTHQUAKE
The institute said the quake, which struck at 6:32 a.m. local time, hit at a depth of 14 kilometers, about 49 kilometers southwest of Sabtang town.
The institute said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, will trigger aftershocks but will not cause damage.
The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific "Ring of Fire." ■