MANILA (UPDATED) - A Magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, around 5:20 p.m. Monday, January 9.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the epicenter of the earthquake at 38 kilometers northwest of the city with a depth of 27 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt at Intensity III in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, while instrumental Intensity III was reported in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, and Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte.

Phivolcs said aftershocks are unlikely to happen. (Jo Ann Sablad/Sunnex)