A Powerful Earthquake Shook The Northern Philippines: Northern Philippines was shaken by a terrible earthquake. Strong tremors spread panic in the capital Manila. The magnitude of the tremor was 7.1 on the Richter scale. It is known that a sudden tremor was felt in a wide area of the Philippines (Northern Philippines Earthquake) on Wednesday morning.
A Powerful Earthquake Shook The Northern Philippines
According to the US Geological Survey, the source was 300 kilometers (185 meters) from the capital city of Manila. Windows of several houses near the epicenter were broken. According to the news agency, at 8:43 local time, an earthquake shook the province of Abra in the main islands of Luzon.
It is known that the area affected by the earthquake was less densely populated, so major damage was avoided. Police Major Edwin Sergio said the earthquake was felt most in Dolores. Due to the intensity of the tremors, the building of the police station was also cracked. The table carts of vegetable sellers and fruit sellers were overturned by the earthquake. People leave their homes in fear.
Last month, on June 22, a devastating earthquake destroyed several villages in Paktika and Khost, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan. More than a thousand people died in the incident. At least one and a half thousand people were injured. The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.1 on the Richter scale. Tremors were also felt in Pakistan. The place of origin was the city of Khost. Strong tremors were felt across 44 km of Khost. Several houses collapsed. More than 1000 people died due to the earthquake.