Saturday, July 27, 2019

5.9R in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – At least 8 people were killed and dozens injured when twin earthquakes struck Batanes early Saturday morning, July 27, causing damage to homes and structures.
The quakes – magnitude 5.4 and magnitude 5.9 – struck within hours of each other, according to bulletins from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). No tsunami alerts were issued but aftershocks were expected.
Mayor Raul de Sagon told Agence France-Presse that 8 people had been killed and around 60 others were hurt. The extent of their injuries was not immediately clear.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) placed the number of dead at 6 – 5 from the first earthquake and another one from the stronger earthquake.
The first earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, struck east of Itbayat at a depth of 12 kilometers at 4:16 am – around the same time that Metro Manila authorities conducted the annual earthquake drill.
The ink has not dried in the yesterday's post warning of strong earthquakes arriving in the published calendar for this region is shown in the blog and this has come in Philippines.

Date time2019-07-26 23:37:59.0 UTC
Location20.74 N ; 122.02 E
Depth15 km
Distances273 km SE of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China / pop: 1,520,000 / local time: 07:37:59.0 2019-07-27
193 km SE of Hengchun, Taiwan, Province of China / pop: 31,300 / local time: 07:37:59.0 2019-07-27

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