DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE IN ITBAYAT, BATANES,PH struck early this morning around 4 am. Six (6) were already confirmed dead, according to a reliable source there. This is so sad. Ancestral stone houses (known for vernacular architecture) and a historic church were destroyed. Locals and rescuers dug through rubble to search for victims. No power, no water supply, and aftershocks are still being felt.
UPDATE: Original earthquake recorded at 5.4 magnitude. A stronger 6.4 magnitude just rocked Itbayat again 7:36 am!
Prayers go out to the people of Batanes!