(UPDATE) 5.3 magnitude quake jolts Batanes

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:40 PM July 27, 2019


First posted at 7:23 p.m.

MANILA, Philippines — A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck Itbayat town in Batanes on Saturday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.


In an earthquake bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was centered 22 kilometers southeast of Itbayat, Batanes at 6:11 p.m.

The earthquake, which had tectonic origin, had a depth of one km.


It was felt at Intensity III in Itbayat and Basco, Batanes.

Phivolcs initially placed its magnitude at 4.9.

Phivolcs said this was an aftershock of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the town at 7:37 a.m. today.

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Inquirer calls for support for the victims of twin earthquakes in Batanes

Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent twin earthquakes in Batanes.

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