Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Luzon areas, epicenter in Abra

    MANILA, Philippines – (Updated as of 10:00am) A magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted Luzon areas with epicenter in Abra on Wednesday morning, July 27, 2022, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

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    Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Abra on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Photo from Phivolcs

    Phivolcs said it traced the epicenter of the earthquake 3 kilometers northeast of Tayum in Abra. It had a depth of 17 kilometers.

    NOTE: A bulletin from Phivolcs earlier said the earthquake was magnitude 7.3.

    The earthquake, recorded at 08:43 AM, was of tectonic origin.

    Metro Manila and Luzon areas like Rizal, Benguet, Isabela, Pangasinan, Pampanga, Cagayan, Aurora, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan Valley, Nueva Vizcaya, Tarlac, Quirino, Zambales, Bulacan, Cavite also experienced tremors.

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    Phivolcs added that damage and aftershocks may be expected.

    The following earthquake intensities were registered in these areas:

    Reported Intensities:

    Intensity VII - Bucloc and Manabo, Abra

    Intensity VI - Vigan City, Sinait, Bantay, San Esteban, Ilocos Sur; Laoac, Pangasinan; Baguio City;

    Intensity V - Magsingal and San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Alaminos City and Labrador, Pangasinan; Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya; Mexico, Pampanga; Concepcion, and Tarlac City, Tarlac; City of Manila; City of Malabon

    Intensity IV - City of Marikina; Quezon City; City of Pasig; City of Valenzuela; City of Tabuk, Kalinga; Bautista and Malasiqui, Pangasinan; Bayombong and Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya; Guiguinto, Obando, and San Rafael, Bulacan; San Mateo, Rizal

    Intensity III - Bolinao, Pangasinan; Bulakan, Bulacan; Tanay, Rizal

    Intensity II - General Trias City, Cavite; Santa Rosa City, Laguna

    Instrumental Intensities:

    Intensity VII - Vigan City

    Intensity V - Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Peñablanca, Cagayan; Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Sinait, Ilocos Sur; Baguio City

    Intensity IV - Gonzaga, Cagayan; Baler, Aurora; Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; Ramos, Tarlac; Ilagan, Isabela; Basista, Pangasinan; Claveria, Cagayan; San Jose, Palayan City and Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija; Madella, Quirino; Tabuk, Kalinga; Santiago City, Isabela

    Intensity III - Quezon City; Iba, Zambales; Navotas City, Malabon City, Metro Manila; Magalang & Guagua Pampanga; Bolinao, Sison & Infanta, Pangasinan; Bulakan, San Ildefonso, Guiguinto, Plaridel, and Malolos City, Bulacan; Tarlac City, Tarlac

    Intensity II - Dona Remedios Trinidad, Angat & Santa Maria, Bulacan; Tagaytay City, Cavite; Pasig City Metro Manila; Polillo, Gumaca & Infanta, Quezon

    Intensity I - Tanay, Taytay, Morong, Antipolo City, Rizal; Marilao,Bulacan; San Juan City, Las Pinas City, Metro Manila; Lucban, Quezon; Subic, Zambales; Mercedes,Camarines Norte; Olongapo City, Zambales; Carmona, Cavite

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