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Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Philippines, strongly felt in Manila

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake which occured at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles).

July 27, 2022 / 07:44 AM IST

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with strong tremors felt in many areas including in the capital Manila.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake which occured at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles).

USGS said the earthquake's epicentre was about 11 km (six miles) east-southeast of the town of Dolores in Abra province.

Eric Singson, a congressman in the northern Ilocos Sur province, told DZMM radio station the quake had been felt strongly.