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01 Aug 2019 description

By Oliver T. Baccay
Published on August 1, 2019

BASCO, Batanes, August 1 (PIA)--Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo has visited earthquake victims in Itbayat town and personally inspected the damages caused by the series of strong ground shakings last Saturday morning.

Robredo also distributed relief goods and medicines to the affected families, especially those who are still living in tents at the town’s plaza as their houses are still unsafe to occupy.

01 Aug 2019 description

By Ma. Joreina Therese A. Blanco
Published on July 31, 2019

LAOAG CITY, July 31 (PIA) – During the flag-raising ceremony this Monday, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc shared that the provincial government of Ilocos Norte will be sending P500,000 cash assistance for the victims of the twin earthquake that hit Batanes on early Saturday morning.

The cash assistance shall benefit almost 3,000 victims of the recent devastating earthquakes that struck the Itbayat Island of Batanes.

01 Aug 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Two (2) moderate-sized earthquakes with Magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 occurred on 27 July 2019, 4:16 AM and 7:37 AM respectively, with epicenters located northeast of Itbayat, Batanes at shallow focal depths. These were felt at varying intensities in the province of Batanes. Parameters of these events are summarized below:

  • As of 31 July 2019, 4:00 PM, a total of 300 aftershocks were recorded. Of which, 47 were plotted and 21 were felt, ranging from 2.2 to 5.9 Magnitude and Intensity of Il to VII.

01 Aug 2019 description

Situation Overview

On 27 July 2019 at 4:16 AM, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the municipality of Itbayat, Batanes (20.90°N, 121.85°E - 012 km N 04°E) with a tectonic origin and a depth of focus of 12 km. The earthquake was also felt in the neighboring municipalities of Batanes.

31 Jul 2019 description

Three successive earthquakes occurred in the remote northern Batanes islands in the morning of 27 July, each followed by earthquakes of smaller magnitudes. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the three measured 5.4 M, 5.9 M, and 5.8 M.

As of 30 July, nine are reported dead and over 60 injured, nearly 3,000 (the entire population of Itbayat) are displaced and sheltering in tents at the town plaza. Two hospitals in Itbayat sustained major damage and no longer function.

31 Jul 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Two (2) moderate-sized earthquakes with Magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 occurred on 27 July 2019, 4:16 AM and 7:37 AM respectively, with epicenters located northeast of Itbayat, Batanes at shallow focal depths. These were felt at varying intensities in the province of Batanes. Parameters of these events are summarized below:

  • As of 31 July 2019, 7:00 AM, a total of 299 aftershocks were recorded. Of which, 47 were plotted and 21 were felt, ranging from 2.2 to 5.9 Magnitude and Intensity of Ill to VII.

31 Jul 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Two (2) moderate-sized earthquakes with Magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 occurred on 2/7 July 2019, 4:16 AM and 7:37 AM respectively, with epicenters located northeast of Itbayat, Batanes at shallow focal depths. These were felt at varying intensities in the province of Batanes. Parameters of these events are summarized below:

As of 30 July 2019, 5:00 PM, a total of 235 aftershocks were recorded. Of which, 46 were plotted and 17 were felt, ranging from 2.2 to 5.9 Magnitude and Intensity of III to VII.

ll. EFFECTS

31 Jul 2019 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is on the move to help address the immediate needs in Itbayat, Batanes, which experienced successive earthquakes on Saturday.

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon, who led the organization’s response over the weekend, said the organization is focusing on providing psychosocial support, food, water, and temporary shelter for over 2,000 individuals who are displaced in an open ground in front of the municipal hall.

31 Jul 2019 description

By Oliver T. Baccay

BASCO, Batanes, July 30 (PIA)--The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 2 immediately extended financial assistance, including food and non-food items, to the victims of consecutive earthquakes that jolted Batanes, particularly Itbayat island-town, on Satruday, July 27.

Franco Lopez, DSWD disaster focal person, said they have deployed an augmentation team in the affected areas to conduct rapid assessment on the damages brought about by the magnitudes 5.4 and 5.9 earthquakes happened last Saturday morning.

31 Jul 2019 description

Situation Overview

On 27 July 2019 at 4:16 AM, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the municipality of Itbayat, Batanes (20.90°N, 121.85°E - 012 km N 04°E) with a tectonic origin and a depth of focus of 12 km. The earthquake was also felt in the neighboring municipalities of Batanes.

31 Jul 2019 description

Situation Overview

On 27 July 2019 at 4:16 AM, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the municipality of Itbayat, Batanes (20.90°N, 121.85°E - 012 km N 04°E) with a tectonic origin and a depth of focus of 12 km. The earthquake was also felt in the neighboring municipalities of Batanes.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 911 families or 2,963 persons were affected by the earthquake incident in 5 barangays in Itbayat, Batanes (see Table 1).

II. Status of Displaced Families / Persons

30 Jul 2019 description

BANGLADESH

Heavy monsoon rains have led to flooding across the country.
According to the Government and the Joint Needs Assessment, 7.3 million people are affected, 119 people killed, and over 300,000 people displaced. Over 580,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, and 2,500 schools are either damaged by floods or being used as evacuation shelters, disrupting classes for up to 400,000 children. The Government is leading response efforts, supported by NGOs, the Red Crescent, and the UN.

MYANMAR

30 Jul 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

In week thirty (30) AHA Centre observed various disaster event in the ASEAN region which derived by hydro-met and also geo hazards. As the Southwest Monsoon continue and brought torrential rain, floods and landslide have occurred consequently in the northern part of ASEAN region. Meanwhile, drought events have been reported in several location on Java and Nusa Tenggara, and forecasted to intensify in the upcoming month.

HIGHLIGHT:

30 Jul 2019 description

l. SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Two (2) moderate-sized earthquakes with Magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 occurred on 2/ July 2019, 4:16 AM and 7:37 AM respectively, with epicenters located northeast of Itbayat, Batanes at shallow focal depths. These were felt at varying intensities in the province of Batanes. Parameters of these events are summarized below:

  • As of 30 July 2019, 12:00 AM, a total of 233 aftershocks were recorded. Of which, 44 were plotted and 15 were felt, ranging from 2.2 to 5.9 Magnitude and Intensity of III to VII.

30 Jul 2019 description

By Oliver T. Baccay

BASCO, Batanes, July 28 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Roa-Duterte has personally inspected the damages brought by the two consecutive magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 earthquakes that jolted Itbayat Island town Saturday morning.

The President ordered the immediate release of emergency shelter assistance for the families whose houses were toppled down by the intensity VI and intensity VII quakes.

30 Jul 2019 description

Where is Batanes?

Batanes is the northernmost province of the Philippines. It is composed of three major islands namely, Itbayat, Sabtang and Batan. Basco, the capital of Batanes, is located in Batan Island.

What is happening in Batanes?

29 Jul 2019 description

• An earthquake of 5.4 M at a depth of 9 km hit the north of Itbayat Island (Batanes Archipelago, northern Philippines) on 26 July at 22.16 UTC, followed by another one of 6.0 M at a depth of 10 km offshore in the Philippine Sea on 26 July at 23.37 UTC.

• The most affected location is the town of Itbayat, where the majority of island’s population lives.

• The National Disaster Agency has sent medical and rescue teams to the islands, where rescue efforts are currently ongoing.

29 Jul 2019 description

Three consecutive earthquakes occurred north of Itbayat Island municipality in the province of Batanes last 27 July 2019. A 5.4 magnitude at 4:16am, 5.9 magnitude at 7:37am and 5.8 magnitude at 9:24 am.

The earthquakes caused houses to collapse in the island municipality of Itbayat displacing almost all the 3,000 people living in the island.

29 Jul 2019 description
  • Additional damage has been reported by the national authorities following two earthquakes of 5.9 M and 5.4 M in the Batanes archipelago on 27 July.
  • As of 29 July, 8 are dead, 63 people have been injured and 1 is missing in Itbayat Island (Batanes Province). Approximately 3,000 people were affected and displaced on Itbayat Island. 15 houses were damaged, as well as 2 schools and 2 health facilities.
  • Food and relief supplies are being distributed to the affected families.
29 Jul 2019 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rolando Bautista, together with other cabinet members, joined President Rodrigo Duterte, who flew yesterday to quake-hit Itbayat to check on the condition of the affected families and to assess the extent of damage caused by the disaster.