Philippine Official Surveys Damage in Bangued After Earthquake

At least four people were reported killed after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake impacted 218 towns in 15 provinces in the Philippines, on July 27, according to ABS-CBN News, citing the interior secretary.

Footage posted to Facebook shows Social Welfare and Development Secretary Erwin Tulfo surveying damage in the municipality of Bangued in Abra province.

The earthquake struck 13 kilometers southeast of Dolores at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) before 9 am, according to the United States Geological Survey. Preliminary USGS information put the quake at magnitude 7.1; this was subsequently reduced to magnitude 7.0. Credit: Philippines’ DSWD via Storyful