Newly-Built School Building Damaged by 6.4 Abra Earthquake

Abra earthquake hits newly-built school building

ABRA EARTHQUAKE – A newly-built school building of Pulot National High School in Lagayan, Abra suffered major damage in the recent magnitude 6.4 earthquake.

Abra earthquake hits school
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Earthquakes hit without prior signs/warnings most of the time.

The territories and nations including the Philippines lying along the Pacific Ring of Fire are prone to earthquakes.

On a daily basis, the PHIVOLCS record numerous quakes occurring in the country.

In an earthquake advisory it releases from time to time whenever there is an unprecedented land movement/action, it notes the location of the quake, its epicenter and depth of focus, and the time and date it hit an area. The agency also notes whether or not there are expected damages and aftershocks of a quake.

It was on October 25, 2022, when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake Lagayan in Abra. It was even felt in Taytay, Rizal.

The quake resulted in multiple damages in various parts of Abra.

In fact, one of the severely damaged is Pulot National High School.

The three-story structure developed cracks right after the strong earthquake. Items from within the school also fell.

DepEd has yet to issue any statement regarding the cost of the damage in the newly-built school building.

Meanwhile, several landslides have been reported as a result of the earthquake. The Abra-Ilocos Norte road is one of them. The clearing operation is continuing on the Abra-Kalinga road, which is also covered in soil.

This is not the first time that a strong earthquake hit Abra. It can be recalled that it was hit by a Magnitude 7 earthquake last July.

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