Magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits near Batanes

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocked Batanes region in the afternoon of Sunday, April 1.

The epicenter was 54 kilometers from Basco, Batanes, the northernmost region in the Philippines, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) site. 

The earthquake hit at 1:34 p.m. –