12.4 C
February 7, 2023
Egypt Bulletin

Four dead as earthquake of magnitude 7.1 strikes Luzon island in Philippines

An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude has been reported by the American Geological Survey as having struck the Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday. Severe tremors were felt throughout Manila, the capital of the country. In the northern Philippines on Wednesday, the earthquake triggered landslides and damaged buildings, killing at least four people and injuring dozens more. Hospital patients were evacuated in the capital, and people fled outside in terror.

Four dead as earthquake of magnitude 7.1 strikes Luzon island in PhilippinesThe earthquake, which struck about 11 km (six miles) southeast of the town of Dolores and at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles) beneath the surface. Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the President of the Philippines, has ordered the immediate dispatch of rescue and relief teams to the earthquake-hit province of Abra, which was the ground zero of the earthquake.

Related posts

Arab ministerial committee addresses escalating dangers in Al-Aqsa

King Abdullah of Jordan meets US military officials in Tampa

SAUDIA unveils the latest immersive experiences in London

Powerful Hurricane Fiona roars towards Bermuda and then Canada

Dubai enters a new era with opening of immersive digital art centre

Tragic New Zealand strandings kill 477 whales