Classes suspended in Baguio City after 4.1-magnitude earthquake

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Magnitude-4.1 Earthquake hits Baguio City

At least two schools in Baguio City suspended classes on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 after a strong quake rocked the nation’s summer capital.

Magnitude-4.1 Earthquake hits Baguio City

Radio dzBB’s Allan Gatus reported that one of the schools was St. Louis University. University of Baguio Laboratory Elementary School and the Saint Louis School Center elementary department also suspended Tuesday classes.

According to GMA Dagupan, University of the Cordilleras resumed classes after an inspection.

Earlier today, a “strong” tremor was felt in Baguio City past 7 a.m. after a magnitude-4.1 quake hit the area.

According to Phivolcs, the quake was recorded at 7:14 a.m., with the epicenter at 13 km southeast of Baguio City.

It was tectonic in origin and was felt at Intensity IV in Baguio City.

The quake was also felt at Intensity IV in La Trinidad, Benguet; and Intensity III in Itogon, Benguet.

No damage or aftershock was expected, however, PHIVOLCS said.

An Intensity IV quake is classified as “Strong,” and is generally felt by most people indoors and outdoors. Many sleeping people are awakened. Some are frightened, some run outdoors. Strong shaking and rocking felt throughout building. Hanging objects swing violently. Dining utensils clatter and clink; some are broken. Small, light and unstable objects may fall or overturn. Liquids spill from filled open containers. Standing vehicles rock noticeably. Shaking of leaves and twigs of trees are noticeable,” Phivolcs said in describing an Intensity IV quake.”

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