At Least 36 Injured From 6.4-Magnitude Quake In Northern Philippines
MANILA, Oct 28 (NNN-PNA) – A 6.4-magnitude quake that hit the northern Philippines late Tuesday night, injured at least 36 people and damaged buildings, the military said, yesterday.
Lt. Col. Elmar Salvador, spokesperson of the military’s northern command, said, the injured are from the Ilocos Norte and Abra provinces on the main Luzon island.
He said, no one died but the earthquake damaged several houses, century-old churches, school buildings and hospitals.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, initially reported the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7. It hit at 22:59 local time (1459 GMT) at a depth of 28 km, about seven km north-west of Tineg town, in Abra province on Luzon Island.
The institute then lowered the quake’s magnitude to 6.4 a few hours later, adding, it struck at a depth of 13 km, about seven km north-east of Lagayan town in Abra province.
The institute said, it recorded over 400 aftershocks since the major quake.
The impact of the tremor was felt in several areas, including the capital, Manila. According to local reports, people who were asleep or about to sleep rushed out of their shaking houses.
In July, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake also jolted Abra province, killing at least four people, injuring over 130 others, and triggering landslides and damaging buildings.