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6.4 magnitude earthquake in Abra: airports nearby not damaged — CAAP

No damages were reported by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) regarding airports located near the magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Abra which occurred at 10:59 p.m. of October 25, 2022.

CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said Area 1 Manager Ronald Estabillo, initial assessments of Laoag Airport runway, buildings and structures are now being done and the CAAP issued a NOTAM regarding closure of airport operations in Laoag Airport effective today, October 26, 7:00 a.m. until tomorrow, October 27, at 7:10 a.m.

Two flight operations have been cancelled including PAL flights between Manila and Laoag while Vigan and Baguio airports incurred no damage to its runway, buildings, and equipment. All personnel have been accounted for.

Area 2 Manager Mary Sulyn Sagorsor reported that Tuguegarao Airport incurred no damages on its facilities and other properties; and is ready for operations, while Area Manager Glenn Tripulca reported no significant damages on airports under Area 3. All airports are currently on normal operation.

Northern Luzon airports in CAAP Area 1 include Laoag, Vigan, Lingayen, Baguio, Rosales, and San Fernando Airports while Area Center 2 airports include Tuguegarao, Cauayan, Palanan, Bagabag, Basco, and Itbayat Airports.

Area Center 3 airports include Plaridel, Alabat, Jomalig, Baler, Iba, Mamburao, Pinamalayan, Calapan, Wasig, San Jose, Lubang, Marinduque, Romblon, Sangley, and Cabanatuan.

CAAP Operations Center and Airport Safety Officers are continuously monitoring the status of the airports in view of possible aftershocks, said Apolonio. (JERRY S. TAN)

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