The Philippines has been rocked by a ‘tremendous’ 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

The Philippines has been rocked by a ‘tremendous’ 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

  • A ‘tremendous’ earthquake was recorded near the heavily populated island of Luzon.
  • People took to social media to feel the effects of the earthquake in Manila.
  • There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties following the quake.

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A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippine island of Luzon, with strong tremors felt in many areas, including the capital Manila.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km, according to the US Geological Survey, which also said the epicenter was about 11 km east-southeast of the town of Dolores in Abra province.

Strong tremors were felt in Manila, with the city’s metro system halted during rush hour after the quake, the transport ministry said.

Media reported that the Senate building in the capital has also been evacuated. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.

Footage on social media shows the damage to grocery stores

Eric Singson, a congressman from the northern province of Ilocos Sur, told DZMM radio station that he feared his house would collapse.

According To The Bureau Of Meteorology, There Is No Tsunami Threat In Australia After The Earthquake.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, there is no tsunami threat in Australia after the earthquake.

‘The earthquake lasted 30 seconds or more. I thought my house would collapse,’ said Singson.

‘Now we are trying to reach people… there are still aftershocks so we are out of our house.’

Strong tremors were felt in Manila, with the city’s metro system halted during rush hour after the quake, the transport ministry said.

Media reported that the Senate building in the capital has also been evacuated.

Renato Solidum, director of the state seismology agency, told DZMM radio station that the quake could cause problems in Abra province, but there was no evidence of damage in Manila.

It was not catastrophic in the capital region. It has not affected the structure but it is good to inspect the critical facilities.’

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, there is no tsunami threat in Australia after the earthquake.

As a result, Wigan Cathedral, an 18th-century Roman Catholic place of worship, was damaged in a photo shared on social media by an academic.

The cathedral is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some of the cathedral’s walls appear crumbling, with bricks visible on the ground.

The Philippines lies along the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world’s earthquakes occur.

It experiences about 20 typhoons and tropical storms every year, making it one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.

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