Quake causes suspension of classes in Baguio

By , on February 24, 2015


A park in Baguio taken from Discoverbaguio.com.
A park in Baguio taken from Discoverbaguio.com.

MANILA — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook Baguio City on Tuesday morning causing the suspension of classes in several schools in the area.

The epicenter of the quake was traced 13 kilometers southeast of the summer capital, according  to a bulletin released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Several schools including the Saint Louis University system (elementary, high school and university), University of Baguio Laboratory Elementary School and the Saint Louis School Center elementary department suspended their classes because of the earthquake.

School officials from the SLU Laboratory Elementary School said that they decided to suspend the classes because of the quake’s intensity.

Intensity IV means that the quake is strong enough to rattle dishes and windows, though only a few people outside feel the tremor.

Meanwhile, disaster response officials have not recorded any reports of quake-related damage and casualty.