Philippines: Strong Quake Kills Four, Injures Dozens

Source: NBC 5 News

“A strong earthquake set off landslides and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines in Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring dozens. In the capital, hospital patients were evacuated and terrified people rushed outdoors. The 7-magnitude quake was centered in a mountainous area of Abra province, said Renato Solidum, the head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, who described the midmorning shaking as a major earthquake. … The quake’s strength was lowered from the initial 7.3 magnitude after further analysis. The quake was set off by movement in a local fault at a depth of 17 kilometers (10 miles), the institute said, adding it expected damage and more aftershocks. The Philippines lies along the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire,’ an arc of faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world’s earthquakes occur.” (07/27/22)