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Batanes Earthquake Update: 7 dead and 60 injured officially confirmed

Itbayat, Batanes- It is officially confirmed that there are 7 dead as of 9:37 am July 27, and it is estimated 60 were injured and also estimated 1000 people are now staying in the plaza of Itbayat Batanes. According to Batanes Head PDRRMO Roldan Esdicul.

Primary assistance has already been given to the resident of Itbayat Batanes. and currently waiting for the North Luzon Command which asked by the Governor of Batanes to assist in the affected island.

Itbayat is the epicenter of the earthquake that had hit by magnitude 5.4 this morning of 4:16 and followed again by the more intense quake magnitude 6.4  at around 7:38 am. Churches and old houses were severely damaged.

Photo courtesy of Dominic De Sagon Asa


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