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 05 August 2019, 4:00 PM, a total of 385 aftershocks were recorded. Of which, 79 were plotted and 36 were felt, ranging from 1.2 to 5.9 Magnitude and Intensity of Il to VII.
A total of nine (9) dead and forty-seven (47) injured persons were reported in Itbayat, Batanes. Details on reported dead persons have been confirmed by the Management of the Dead and Missing Persons Cluster.
B. Affected Population
A total of 1,025 families / 2,982 persons were affected by the earthquake incident in five (5) barangays in Itbayat. Of which, a total of 90 families / 326 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.