Lagayan, Abra – Following the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that jolted some areas in Northern Luzon on Tuesday night, October 25, 11 individuals were reportedly hurt while houses and a church were damaged.
The earthquake with an epicenter near Tineg, Abra left 6 people hurt in Lagayan town, 1 each in San Quintin and Daguioman, and 3 from San Juan municipalities.
The Provincial Health Office of Abra said all the reported individuals suffered minor injuries.
On damage to houses, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Abra said 12 in Tineg were totally damaged, and 6 houses in Lagayan incurred the same.
For partially damaged houses, 22 were listed in Dilong, Tubo, and 7 in San Quintin, Abra.
The Aglipayan Church in Poblacion, La Paz, Abra, meantime, was heavily damaged.
Relief operations are now being conducted in Tubo for 52 displaced families.
With the said earthquake and its aftershocks, classes in public and private schools as well as work in local and national-line agencies in the province were suspended by Governor Dominic Valera through an advisory.
As recalled, Abra was also the epicenter of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in July, leaving 11 people dead and hurting a hundred others.
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