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Philippines Earthquake, Buildings Damaged After 7-Magnitude Quake

28 July 2022 00:26

At least two people have died, and thirty others were injured, after a 7-magnitude earthquake shook Nothern Philippines on Wednesday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says, the 7-magnitude quake was centered in a mountainous area in the hard hit Province of Abra, and according to the united states geological survey, the depth was at ten kilometers.

Besides killing two people and injuring 30 other, the temblor set off small landslides, damaged buildings, and prompted terrified residents to rush outdoors.

Many houses and buildings had cracked walls, including some that collapsed in Abra, where new President Ferdinand Marcos Junior planned to travel to meet victims and local officials.

In 1990, a magnitude seven point seven killed almost two thousand people in the Northern Philippines.