Video | Panic in the Philippines due to a magnitude 7 earthquake

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Ví deo | Panic in the Philippines due to a magnitude 7 earthquake

At least one person has died this Wednesday after a magnitude 7 earthquake .0 on the Richter scale which has shaken several towns in the north of the Philippines, including Manila -the capital–, also causing landslides and damage to buildings.

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According to data collected by the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (SCEM), the epicenter of the earthquake was located 335 kilometers north of Manila and 10 kilometers deep, it occurred at 08:43 am (local time) . It has affected cities such as San Ramón or Lagangilang, both in the mountainous province of Abra.

Aconstruction workerHe has been trapped under the fallen rubble in La Trinidad, Benguet, and has died in Abra, as reported by 'Philstar'.

The president of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., known as ' Bongbong', has ordered the mobilization of rescue and aid teams from the Department of Social Welfare and Development to the affected areas.

Possible aftershocks

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Spokesman Mark Timbal said: “I urge everyone to remain vigilant and put safety first in the face of aftershock possibilities.” feel after that strong earthquake”.

In Metro Manila, the railway lines LRT-1, LRT-2 and MRT-3have temporarily suspended their operations to check the damage and carry out maintenance.

On the other hand, Senator Imee Marcos stated in a press conference that the bell towers of Bantay and Laoag had been damaged, and that Laoag city center was likely to be cordoned off as debris continued to fall from the bell tower. Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 90% of the world's earthquakes occur.

The last great earthquake that shook the Pacific. The country was 7.1 degrees of magnitude and killed the country. over 220 people in the central Philippines in October 2013.

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