On 27 July 2019 at 4:16 AM, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the municipality of Itbayat, Batanes (20.90°N, 121.85°E - 012 km N 04°E) with a tectonic origin and a depth of focus of 12 km. The earthquake was also felt in the neighboring municipalities of Batanes.
According to the PAGASA weather forecast as of 3PM, 01 August 2019, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at°980 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.9°N, 133.2°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon
Source: PAGASA Daily Weather Forecast
I. Status of Affected Families / Persons
A total of 1,025 families or 2,968 persons were affected by the earthquake incident in 5 barangays in Itbayat, Batanes (see Table 1).
II. Status of Displaced Families / Persons
742 families or 2,365 persons are currently staying at the Covered Court/Municipal Plaza in Brgy. San Rafael, Itbayat, Batanes (see Table 2).
III. Damaged Houses
There are 266 damaged houses; of which, 81 are partially damaged and 185 are totally damaged (see Table 3).
IV. Assistance Provided
A total of ₱128,880.00 worth of assistance was provided by DSWD to the affected families (see Table 4).