NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 12 re Earthquake Incident in Itbayat, Batanes, 03 August 2019, 8:00 PM

from Government of the Philippines
Published on 03 Aug 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 03 August 2019, 4:00 PM, a total of 348 aftershocks were recorded. Of which, 59 were plotted and 29 were felt, ranging from 2.2 to 5.9 Magnitude and Intensity of Il to VII.



  • A total of nine (9) dead and sixty-four (64) injured persons were reported in Itbayat, Batanes.

  • 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


  • A total of 1,025 families / 2,968 persons were affected by the earthquake incident in five (5) barangays in Itbayat. Of which, a total of 72 families/261 persons are currently staying at the Covered Court/Municipal Plaza in Brgy. San Rafael, Itbayat, Batanes

  • The decrease in the number of affected families/persons staying in the designated EC is due to the residents returning to their respective residences.