218 reports of damage to private homes

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government says disaster management units for the 14 municipal corporations have thus far received a total of 218 reports of both major and minor structural damage to private homes.

The ministry says assessments have been completed for 146 of these reports and that disaster management units are continuing their assessments today to ensure citizen safety.

ODPM confirms 32 aftershocks, calls for calm

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) has confirmed that the country experienced 32 aftershocks shince Tuesday's earthquake, and is advising citizens to remain calm.

The ODPM says it is continuing to assess the damage of the quakes, in an update issued Thursday morning.