Photos: Powerful earthquake strikes Philippines | Earthquakes News

A strong magnitude 7 earthquake has struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon, killing 4 individuals, damaging buildings and sending robust tremors by way of the capital, Manila.

Two individuals had been killed in Benguet province, one in Abra province, and yet one more in one other province, Inside Secretary Benjamin Abalos advised a information convention. Sixty individuals had been injured, together with 44 in Abra province, 173 buildings had been broken and 58 landslides had been reported, he added.

The earthquake struck about 11km (7 miles) southeast of the city of Dolores at a shallow depth of 10km (6 miles), in response to United States Geological Survey knowledge.

Renato Solidum, director of the state seismology company, advised the DZRH radio station, robust aftershocks had been anticipated.

A hospital in Abra province was evacuated after the constructing partially collapsed however no casualties had been reported there, officers mentioned.

Abra, dwelling to almost 250,000 individuals, is a landlocked province within the northern Philippines. Its deep valleys and sloping hills are enclosed by rugged mountains.

The earthquake was additionally felt in Manila the place a number of buildings had been evacuated, with some individuals pressured to flee from the thirtieth ground of 1 constructing, and the town’s metro rail programs had been halted at rush hour.

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