Philippines earthquake: 7.0-magnitude quake strikes northern Luzon

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, in response to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake struck in northern Luzon, the nation’s most populous island, at 8:43 a.m. native time (8:43 p.m. ET), in response to USGS. The company initially designated the quake 7.1-magnitude, earlier than downgrading it to 7.0.

Its epicenter was about 13 kilometers (8 miles) southeast of the small city of Dolores, with a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), in response to USGS.

The impression was felt within the capital metropolis, Manila, greater than 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) away, the place employees and residents evacuated from buildings and gathered on the road.

Abra, the province the place the quake befell, is a landlocked area identified for deep valleys and mountainous terrain.

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