Magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Abra in Philippines, strongly felt in Manila

July 27, 2022 - 9:18 AM
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This undated photo shows earthquake seismograph (Philstar.com/file photo)

An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck near Dolores in Philippines on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, while a Reuters witness said it was strongly felt in the country’s capital Manila.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, on the other hand, reported that the quake has magnitude 7.3 and occurred at 8:43 a.m. in Lagangilang, Abra.

It initially said the tremor has a depth of focus of 025 kilometers.

More than an hour after the quake, Phivolcs downgraded the magnitude of the quake to 7.0. It said the depth of focus is 017 km.