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Philippines, Earthquake in Masbate Province

18:00 Aug 20 2020 Masbate Province

Description
Mw 6.6 Earthquake Incident in Cataingan, Masbate
as of 20 August 2020, 6PM

1. Situation brief: On 18 August 2020 at 8:03 AM, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake jolted the municipality of Cataingan, Masbate (11.96°N, 124.03°E - 007 km S 29° E) with a tectonic origin and a depth of focus of 21 km. The earthquake was also felt in the neighboring municipalities of Masbate.

2. Impacts: There were 252 families or 1,214 persons affected by the earthquake incident in 20 Barangays in Masbate Province. Details:

Cataingan - 129 families/612 persons
Cawayan - 10 families/50 persons
Esperanza - 13 families/56 persons
Palanas - 99 families/491 persons
Pio V. Corpuz - 1 family/5 persons

3. Displaced: There are 46 families or 221 persons taking temporary shelter in 4 evacuation centers.

4. Material damage: There were 206 damaged houses; of which, 40 were totally damaged and 166 were partially damaged. Details:

Cataingan - totally 33/ 50 partially
Cawayan - 10 partially
Esperanza - 13 partially
Palanas - 93 partially
Pio V. Corpuz - 1 totally

5. Assistance: A total of ₱70,500.00 worth of assistance was provided by DSWD to the affected families
Additional Data
Country: Philippines
Affected Area / Region: Masbate Province

Casualties

Death: 1
Injured: 1
Affected Families: 252
Affected Persons: 1214
Displaced Persons: 221
Evacuation Centre: 4

Damages

Damaged houses: 206Cost of Assistance (USD): 1410

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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