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Panic in the Philippines due to a magnitude 7 earthquake


At least one person has died this Wednesday after an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 on the Richter scale that has shaken several towns in the north of the Philippines, including Manila -the capital-, also causing landslides and damage to buildings.

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According to data collected by the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (SCEM), the epicenter of the earthquake was located 335 kilometers north of Manila and 10 kilometers deep, it occurred at 08:43 am (local time). It has affected cities such as San Ramón or Lagangilang, both in the mountainous province of Abra.

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A construction worker He has been trapped under the fallen rubble in La Trinidad, Benguet, and has died in Abra, as reported by ‘Philstar’.

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., known as ‘Bongbong’, has ordered the mobilization of rescue teams and aid from the Department of Social Welfare and Development to the affected areas.

possible aftershocks

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesman Mark Timbal said: “I urge everyone to remain vigilant and prioritize safety for the possibility of aftershocks that may be felt after that strong earthquake”.

In Metro Manila, the railway lines LRT-1, LRT-2 and MRT-3 have temporarily suspended their operations to check for damage and perform maintenance.

On the other hand, Senator Imee Marcos has stated in a press conference that the bell towers of Bantay and Laoag had been damaged, and that the center of the city of Laoag was possibly going to be cordoned off, since the rubble continued to fall from the bell tower. .

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The Philippines is located in the Pacific Ring of Firewhere about 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur.

The last major earthquake that shook the country was of magnitude 7.1 and killed more than 220 people in the central Philippines in October 2013.

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