DSWD DROMIC Report #14 on the Earthquake Incident in Itbayat, Batanes as of 07 August 2019, 6PM

from Government of the Philippines
Published on 07 Aug 2019 View Original

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.

At 3:00 PM today, the eye of TYPHOON "HANNA" {LEKIMA} was estimated based on all available data at 600 km East of Basco, Batanes (21.0°N, 127.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving West Northwest at 15 km/h. Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 325°km West of Dagupan City, Pangasinan (16.0°N, 117.3°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the whole country.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 1,025 families or 2,982 persons were affected by the earthquake incident in 5 barangays in Itbayat, Batanes (see Table 1).