Wednesday, July 27, 2022

7.3-magnitude earthquake rattles N. Philippines - China.org.cn

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 rattled Abra province in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.



The institute said the quake, which occurred at 8:43 a.m. local time (0043 GMT), hit at a depth of 25 km, about 2 km northeast of Lagangilang town.

The tremor was also felt in many areas on the main Luzon Island, including Metro Manila, where high-rise buildings swayed and train transport halted operation.

Employees in several offices, including the presidential palace, ran out of the buildings.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages, but a local official told a radio that he received information that stones fell in some areas. They were validating the reports.

The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific "Ring of Fire."

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  Magnitude    Mw 7.1
Region    LUZON, PHILIPPINES
Date time    2022-07-27 00:43:24.4 UTC
Location    17.53 N ; 120.85 E
Depth    10 km
Distances    79 km SSE of Laoag, Philippines / pop: 102,000 / local time: 08:43:24.4 2022-07-27
20 km NE of San Ramon, Philippines / pop: 4,000 / local time: 08:43:24.4 2022-07-27

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