Terrible earthquake in the Philippines.. Recorded as 7.1 on the Richter scale.. No tsunami warning!

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oi-Nantha Kumar R

Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 11:02 [IST]

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Manila: An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck the northern part of the Philippines and 5.4 on the Richter scale in Afghanistan. Due to this powerful earthquake, the house wall cracked and the windows and glass were broken. The people ran screaming.

In the northern part of the Philippines lies the mountainous province of Abra on the island of Luzon. It is about 300 kilometers from the capital Manila.

In this case, this morning suddenly a terrible noise was heard in the Dolores region of Abra province. As a result, people screamed and ran out of their houses.

Powerful earthquake in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia - shaken buildings Powerful earthquake in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia – shaken buildings

  Earthquake in the Philippines

Earthquake in the Philippines

Also, things in the house rolled down. The windows were broken and the walls of the house cracked. Only then did they realize that an earthquake had struck. And after fleeing their homes, terrified citizens stood in public spaces. After learning about this, the police went and conducted an investigation. Regarding this, Police Major Edwin Sergio said, “Due to the earthquake, the wall of the police station has also cracked. A powerful earthquake has been reported. However, fortunately there was no loss of life or property damage,” he said.

  Does an earthquake cause a tsunami?

Does an earthquake cause a tsunami?

The US Geological Survey said, “A powerful earthquake has struck the northern Philippines. An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 to 7.1 has occurred. No tsunami warning was issued even after a powerful earthquake hit the Philippines.

Earthquake in Afghanistan too

Earthquake in Afghanistan too

Similarly, a sudden earthquake occurred in Faizabad region of Afghanistan. The earthquake measured 5.4 on the Richter scale and struck at 2.07 am today, 89 km south of Faizabad. People panicked because of this. Fortunately, there was no loss of life or damage to property. Panic prevailed throughout the region following the earthquake.
According to reports, earthquakes were also felt in neighboring countries including Pakistan and Uzbekistan. Pakistan Meteorological Department informed about this through tweet.

  Afghanistan - Earthquake

Afghanistan – Earthquake

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan earlier this month, injuring 10 people. In June, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the eastern part of the country, killing 1,000 people. Last January, two earthquakes struck rural areas in Afghanistan’s western province of Patki, killing scores of people. Hundreds of buildings collapsed in this earthquake. Afghanistan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the country, but luckily there were no casualties in today’s earthquake.

English summary

A sudden earthquake of 7.1 on the Richter scale struck the northern part of the Philippines and 5.4 on the Richter scale in Afghanistan. Due to this powerful earthquake, the house wall cracked and the windows and glass were broken. The people ran screaming.


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