Pangasinan DRRMO warns of more aftershocks
AFTER the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Abra and magnitude 5 that hit Pangasinan on Wednesday morning, July 27, the Pangasinan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) continued to warn the public of possibly more aftershocks.
“Bagamat lipas na po yung lindol nang umaga, aasahan pa rin po ang possible aftershocks sa mga susunod na mga araw,” Rondale Castillo, earthquake focal person of the PDRRMO, said in a radio interview.
In a span of six hours after the earthquake, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded more than 200 aftershocks.
Meanwhile, initial disaster assessments reported by town and city DRRMs showed there were no major structural damages in the province save for some minor cracks and crevices on walls. No one was reported injured.
Castillo urged the public to review and learn earthquake survival tips and reminded the public to their respective Go bags ready all the time.
Meanwhile, both the Regional DRRMC I and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 1 raised their alert status to red.
Under the red alert status, all emergency responders are required to reactivate their Emergency Operation Centers to monitor their respective areas of responsibility,
attend conferences, commit fully to damage assessments, and continually monitor concerned government agencies for details and updates.
The RDRRMC also gave LGUs the authority to suspend classes and work as needed by circumstances. (Ahikam Pasion)
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