Philippines Hit by 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake – 2 Dead, Thousands Injured!

Philippines was hit by a high-intensity earthquake of 7.3 magnitudes for 30 seconds, reported Wednesday morning. Although the intensity of earthquake in Philippines is relatively high, fortunately, no causality has been reported so far, with no significant damage or loss of property recorded.

“This is a major earthquake in Philippines with strong aftershocks,” said Renato Solidum, director of the state seismology agency. “the focus of attention is on Abra and nearby provinces” he added.

Epicenter of Earthquake in Philippines in Abra province

The epicenter was near the town of Lagangilang in Abra province. The province is home to 250,000 people and is surrounded by rugged mountains.

The impact of this earthquake has been felt in and around Kathmandu, Nepal. For safety precautions, high-rise buildings in Manila have also been evacuated, and the metro has been stopped. Apart from that electricity has been automatically cut off in the affected areas.

“We are feeling aftershocks every 15 minutes,” Abra provincial vice governor Joy Bernos told a local news channel. However, the tremors were felt across the capital city Manila.

A hospital in Abra partially collapsed following the quake, but officials said no casualties had been reported.

As per the local news broadcasters, the people have experienced the aftershocks. Although no damage to buildings or casualties was reported, the government has dispatched a relief team to the affected area as a precautionary measure.

The region is also impacted by 20 typhoons and tropical storms approximately every year, which marks this as one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.