By Restituto Cayubit
BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar – The Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) District Engineering Office (DEO) in Eastern Samar inspected on infrastructure projects after a series of earthquakes were felt in this province in January.
Manolo A. Rojas, DEO district engineer, told Manila Bulletin he directed all project engineers to check all ongoing infra projects for possible earthquake damage.
A magnitude-5.2 quake shook the town of Hernani, last Jan. 27, 2019 followed by a magnitude-4.7 tremor three days later.
Last Friday a magnitude-6.2 quake that jolted Surigao del Norte was felt as intensity 3 in Borongan City; Palo, Leyte; Cebu City and Gingoog City.
The DEO reported there were no damage on national roads and bridges from the tremors.
Rojas said a DPWH Disaster Response Team will automatically be activated when a calamity strikes. “Our maintenance crew and heavy equipment are on standby and ready for possible quick response to any eventualities,” he said.
No infrastructures were affected by the earthquakes, based on the report of project engineers.