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7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern Philippines: Report

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the northern Philippines Wednesday, the US Geological Survey mentioned, shattering home windows of buildings on the epicentre and shaking high-rise towers greater than 300 kilometres (185 miles) away within the capital Manila.

The shallow however highly effective quake struck the mountainous and flippantly populated province of Abra on the primary island of Luzon at 8:43 am (0043 GMT), the USGS mentioned, after initially measuring the quake at 6.8 magnitude.

Shallow earthquakes are inclined to trigger extra harm than deeper ones.

In Dolores, which felt the total pressure of the quake, terrified folks ran exterior their buildings and home windows of the native market had been shattered, Police Main Edwin Sergio instructed AFP.

“The quake was very robust,” Sergio mentioned, including there have been minor cracks within the police station constructing.