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Following a series of earthquakes that shook Ilocos Norte, resident here are advised to stay on alert with possible aftershocks that may happen anytime. A regular bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) showed that at least 14 earthquakes shook Ilocos Norte since early January this year, with a5.7 magnitude temblor registered as the strongest. The said earthquake occurred on February 17 with its epicenter traced at 31 km. off Burgos. The earthquake caused hairline cracks on several schools buildings, houses and roads. No major damage or injury was reported.

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