Over 1,100 Aftershocks Recorded in Northern Philippines

The northern Philippines has experienced 1,132 aftershocks so far following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the region on Wednesday.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded an earthquake magnitude of 5.0 on Thursday at 04:02 a.m., the largest aftershock in Abra province since Wednesday.

The municipality of Tayum felt a 4.6 magnitude on Friday at 12:36 a.m., followed by tremors before a 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook Abra at 1:16 a.m.

Northern Philippine provinces including Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Mountain Province, Cagayan, Isabela, Kalinga, and Apayao, and parts of the Visayas region also experienced tremors.

The death toll in the province reached 10 on Friday after the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said it had received reports that four missing people had been found.

Abra’s provincial government declared a state of calamity on Thursday amid the destruction of private and public properties and a province-wide brownout.

The provincial government said it would mobilize local government units for immediate response to the need of the people. It also committed five percent of its calamity fund for relief and rehabilitation responses.

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