7.1-magnitude earthquake hits northern Philippines

Andrew Wells

Employees of a private office gather outside their building in Manila on July 27, 2022, after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the northern Philippines. – AFP pic, July 27, 2022.

A 7.1-MAGNITUDE earthquake hit the northern Philippines today the US Geological Survey said, shattering windows of buildings at the epicentre and shaking high-rise towers more than 300 kilometres away in the capital Manila. 

The shallow but powerful quake struck the mountainous and lightly populated province of Abra on the main island of Luzon at 8:43am (0043 GMT), the USGS said.

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