Philippines Earthquake: Earthquake tremors felt for 30 seconds, magnitude 7.1

Publish Date: 27 Jul, 2022 |
 

Strong earthquake tremors were felt in the Philippines on 27 July. The US Geological Survey said a strong earthquake struck the island of Luzon on Wednesday. The magnitude of the earthquake was measured at 7.1 on the Richter scale. Geologists said that strong tremors were felt in many areas including the capital Manila. However, there is no news of loss of life or property due to these tremors till the time of writing this news.

Tremors felt in the capital

According to the National Centre for Seismology, the tremors of the earthquake were felt in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. However, the epicentre of this earthquake was about 336 km north of Manila. The depth of the earthquake has been measured at the centre of 10 km. A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines' Luzon island on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. 

Strong tremors were felt in many areas, including the capital Manila. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km, in which no damage has been reported. The USGS said the epicentre of the quake was about 11 km east-southeast of the city of Dolores in Abra province.

Many Earthquakes in past few months

Many earthquake tremors have been felt in the Philippines in a few months. On May 22, at 9:50 pm (local time), another earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Bungahan, Philippines. However, there was no news of any damage in this too. The quake occurred 1 km east-northeast of Bungahan, with its epicentre at a depth of 129.0 km, initially determined at 13.9517 degrees north latitude and 120.6771 degrees east longitude, Xinhua reported.

 

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