A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled the City of Pines Monday afternoo, February 4, as reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
The Baguio earthquake, of tectonic origin, struck at around 3:16 P.M. with its epicenter located just 13 km south and 33° east of Baguio City.
According to Philvolcs, the quake struck at a depth of 12 km. Its tremor was felt at Intensity 5 in Baguio City and Intensity 2 in Agoo, San Fernando, La Union.
Fears of a repeat of the 1990 Luzon earthquake overcame the residents. In that year, Baguio City was among the areas hardest hit by the Luzon earthquake of 7.8 magnitude, which caused collapse of 28 buildings, including hotels, factories, government and university buildings.
Classes in all levels in Baguio City were suspended due to the quake.
The Philvolcs, however, reported that there were no damage or aftershocks following the quake.