World Philippines. A 6.7 earthquake off the main island of Luzon
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A magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook southern Manila, the capital of the Philippines, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Friday announced.
A strongThe magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit off the main island of Luzon at 4:48 local time (20:48 GMT Friday), at 112 km deep. Philippines
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date and time: 24 jul 2021 - 04:49 am magnitude = 6.7 depth = 116 kilometers rental = 13.69n, 120.61e - 016 km s 09 ° W of Calatagan (Batangas)
https://t.co/jahyim2upt pic.twitter.com/3akcqonhck - phivolcs-dost (@phivolcs_dost)JULY 23, 2021 A replica of magnitude 5.8 followed a few minutes later, Also at a great depth.
"It's very strong, we are worried" , "said police commander Ronnie Aurellano, Calatagan, a commune in the province of Batangas, located south of Manila and close to the epicenter. "It rains a lot too, but people are used to earthquakes. They know that it is necessary to bend down, cling and getting away ".The Philippine Sismological Agency reported not expecting damage, and the American Tsunamis Alert System dismissed any threat.
"It's not very strong compared to previous earthquakes here - no damage has been reported to us" , "said Corporal Bernie Faderogao of the Mabini Police, a neighboring city.The Philippines are regularly shaken by earthquakes, the archipelago being located on the
"Firebelt" of the Pacific, an intense seismic activity arc which extends from Japan to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin.
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