Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Hits Philippines' Luzon Island, local time: 08:43

Magnitude 7 Earthquake Hits Philippines' Luzon Island

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday (July 27), the US Geological Survey said, badly damaging a hospital and buildings in a northern province and sending strong tremors through the capital, Manila.

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries or deaths from the quake, which struck about 11km south-east of the town of Dolores and at a shallow depth of 10km.

A hospital in Abra province was evacuated after the building partially collapsed following the quake, but there were no casualties reported, said officials.  

The quake's strength was lowered from the initial 7.3 magnitude after further analysis. The quake was set off by movement in a local fault at a depth of 25 kilometers (15 miles), the institute said, adding it expected damage and more aftershocks.


 Magnitude    Mw 7.1
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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