Classes in Tacloban suspended today due to 5.4 aftershock

  • July 11, 2017
  • Consuelo B. Alarcon

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 11 (PIA) - Classes in preschool, elementary, secondary and senior high school levels were again suspended, July 10, 2017 in the city of Tacloban by Mayor Cristina Gonzales Romualdez through an executive order 2017-07-062 series of 2017 to ensure the safety of schoolchildren.


This, after the city of Tacloban was jolted by an intensity IV aftershock at 9: 41 in the morning of July 10 2017.


In her executive order, Mayor Romualdez pointed out the recommendation of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to determine the effects and impact of the aftershock which was felt not only in the city but also in other parts of Leyte.


The city engineers office likewise recommended the suspension in order for the personnel to conduct an engineering inspection and structural assessment or evaluation on buildings and schools.


The 5.4 magnitude aftershock which occurred at 9:41 in the morning of July 10 2017 ,was located at 009 km 87•E of Ormoc, City, Leyte with a depth of 001 km and tectonic in origin.


The strong quake that was felt intensity V in Ormoc City, Intensity IV in Mayorga Leyte; Tacloban City and Mandaue City; Intensity III in Cebu City, Intensity II in Lapu-Lapu City, Palo Leyte and Lapu-Lapu City was considered an aftershock of the 6.5 earthquake last Thursday that resulted to the death of two persons and more than a hundred incurred injuries.(ajc/cba/PIA8)

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