Destruction! Strong earthquake tremors in Philippines, 2 people killed and many injured, magnitude 7.0 on the reactor scale

Destruction!  Strong earthquake tremors in Philippines, 2 people killed and many injured, magnitude 7.0 on the reactor scale

Highlights

Strong earthquake tremors were felt in the Philippines on Wednesday
The magnitude of the earthquake was initially measured at 7.0.
At least 2 deaths and several injured are reported.

Manila. At least two people were killed and several injured in an earthquake that hit the northern Philippines on Wednesday. The tremors of the earthquake were so strong that its impact caused minor landslides and damaged buildings and churches. Due to fear in the capital Manila, people came out of their homes and patients came out of hospitals. Renato Solidum, head of the Philippines’ Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, said the epicenter of the magnitude seven quake was located 25 kilometers below ground in a mountainous area in Abra province. “The ground shook like I was swinging and suddenly the power went out,” said Michael Brillants, a security officer in Abra’s Lagangilong city. We ran out of the office and I heard screams and cries of some of my colleagues. These were the tremors of the strongest earthquake ever and I thought the earth would explode.

damage to property
A villager died after a cement slab fell on a house in Abra, officials said. At least 25 people have been injured in Abra. A worker was buried under rubble in the mountain town of La Trinidad in the province of Benguet. Some roads in the city have been blocked due to landslides and stone-falls. According to reports, five people were injured when stones fell on an SUV and truck near Benguet. There were cracks in the walls of many houses and buildings in Abra. The new president, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who took charge less than a month ago, plans to visit Abra to meet with the victims and local officials.

earthquake intensity
Initially, the magnitude of the earthquake was measured to be 7.3, but later it was measured to be 7.0 after analysis. The US Geological Survey gave the earthquake a magnitude of 7.0, while its epicenter is claimed to be 10 kilometers below the ground. Significantly, the Philippines is an earthquake-prone region. About 2,000 people were killed in a 7.7-magnitude earthquake in the country in 1990.

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