Filtered By: Topstories

Power transmission services normal despite earthquake — NGCP

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said Wednesday its services remain up and running despite the strong earthquake which jolted Abra and felt in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

According to PHIVOLCS, the magnitude 7.0 quake occurred at 8:43 a.m. and was located at 17.63°N, 120.74°E - 002 km N 20° east of Lagangilang in Abra. It had a depth of 025 kilometers.

PHIVOLCS earlier said the magnitude was 7.3.

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, was felt at Intensity IV in Quezon City, PHIVOLCS said.

Damage and aftershocks are expected due to the earthquake,  PHIVOLCS also said.

“Power transmission services of NGCP remain normal despite the 7.3 magnitude earthquake which occurred in Lagangilang, Abra at 8:43 a.m. today, 27 July 2022,” the NGCP said.

“The Luzon Grid remains intact, but we monitored a rise in frequency, which indicates load tripping,” it said.

Interviewed on Super Radyo dzBB, Mayor Joseph Bernos of La Paz, Abra, said he has received reports of damaged buildings in the province, including churches.

In a statement, Abra Representative Ching Bernos said the quake "caused damages to many households and establishments" in the province. — RSJ, GMA News