NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 09 re Earthquake Incident in Itbayat, Batanes, 31 July 2019, 8:00 AM

from Government of the Philippines
Published on 31 Jul 2019 View Original


  • 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.



  • A total of nine (9) dead and sixty-four (64) injured persons were reported in Itbayat, Batanes. e Previously reported missing person was retrieved on 29 July 2019, about 2:20 PM.

Source: OCDRO II and DOH

Note: Subject for validation/verification

No Significant Update B


  • A total of 911 families / 2,963 persons were affected by the earthquake incident in five (5) barangays in Itbayat. Of which, a total of 805 families / 2,616 persons are currently staying at the Public Market/Municipal Plaza in Brgy. San Rafael, Itbayat, Batanes

Source: DSWD DROMIC Report #4 on the Earthquake Incident in Itba yat, Batanes as of 29 July 2019, 7:00 PM