Strong quake jolts Abra

BAGUIO CITY — The province of Abra was once again shaken by a strong earthquake on the morning of 28 August, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

The seismology bureau disclosed that the 5.5 magnitude earth movement was felt in the municipality of Pilar, Abra.

Bangued, the capital of Abra and areas in the nearby province of Ilocos Sur experienced an intensity 5 temblor.

Phivolcs reported that the epicenter was located at 17.40 degrees North, 120.61 degrees East-002 km South 44 degrees East of Pilar, Abra witha depth of 007 km. and tectonic in origin.

A series of aftershocks were recorded as of 4:19 a.m. of the same date.

To recall, Lagangilang, Abra was struck by a strong 7.0 magnitude earthquake which saw five people dead with more than a hundred people injured.

Meantime, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines reported that airports in Northern Luzon remained safe and operational according to the report of the CAAP area managers to CAAP director General Capt. Manuel Antonio Tamayo.

CAAP Area Manager 1 Ronald Estabillo reported that the airports in Region 1 — Baguio, Laoag, Vigan, Lingayen and Pangasinan — are safe and in normal operation.

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