7.3 magnitude tectonic earthquake hit Abra province earlier today at 8:43 AM.
“I urge everyone to stay alert and to prioritize safety in light of the possibilities of aftershocks that might be felt after that strong earthquake. We are monitoring the situation on the ground and gathering information on the extent of the damage to the Province. My office is also actively coordinating with proper authorities on what can be done to assist families and communities that were severely affected by this earthquake.” Abra Representative Ching Bernos said in a statement.
The earthquake was also felt in various parts of Luzon and caused damage in multiple areas, including the UNESCO World Heritage site, Vigan.
As of 9:52 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) also reported the following intensities:
Intensity VII – Bucloc and Manabo, Abra
Intensity VI – Vigan City, Sinait, Bantay, San Esteban, Ilocos Sur; Laoac, Pangasinan;
Intensity V – Magsingal and San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Alaminos City and Labrador, Pangasinan;
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya; Mexico, Pampanga; Concepcion, and Tarlac City, Tarlac;
City of Manila; City of Malabon
Intensity IV – City of Marikina; Quezon City; City of Pasig; City of Valenzuela; City of Tabuk,
Kalinga; Bautista and Malasiqui, Pangasinan; Bayombong and Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya;
Guiguinto, Obando, and San Rafael, Bulacan; San Mateo, Rizal
Intensity III – Bolinao, Pangasinan; Bulakan, Bulacan; Tanay, Rizal
Intensity II – General Trias City, Cavite; Santa Rosa City, Laguna
Intensity VII – Vigan City
Intensity V – Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Peñablanca, Cagayan; Dagupan City, Pangasinan;
Sinait, Ilocos Sur; Baguio City
Intensity IV – Gonzaga, Cagayan; Baler, Aurora; Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; Ramos, Tarlac;
Ilagan, Isabela; Basista, Pangasinan; Claveria, Cagayan; San Jose, Palayan City and
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija; Madella, Quirino; Tabuk, Kalinga; Santiago City, Isabela
Intensity III – Quezon City; Iba, Zambales; Navotas City, Malabon City, Metro Manila;
Magalang & Guagua Pampanga; Bolinao, Sison & Infanta, Pangasinan; Bulakan, San Ildefonso,
Guiguinto, Plaridel, and Malolos City, Bulacan; Tarlac City, Tarlac
Intensity II – Dona Remedios Trinidad, Angat & Santa Maria, Bulacan; Tagaytay City, Cavite;
Pasig City Metro Manila; Polillo, Gumaca & Infanta, Quezon
Intensity I – Tanay, Taytay, Morong, Antipolo City, Rizal; Marilao,Bulacan; San Juan City,
Las Pinas City, Metro Manila; Lucban, Quezon; Subic, Zambales; Mercedes,Camarines Norte;
Olongapo City, Zambales; Carmona, Cavite
According to Phivolcs, aftershocks are expected.
Photos from: Office of Hon. Ching Bernos