Philippines: 7.0 earthquake, damage in the province of Abra

Philippines: 7.0 earthquake, damage in the province of Abra

The Philippines is located on the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, an area that absorbs about 90% of the world’s seismic and volcanic activity and is plundered by about 7,000 earthquakes a year, most of them moderate

A 25-year-old man died and at least five other people were injured in an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale that struck the northern Philippines. The victim, according to local authorities, was a 25-year-old construction worker who was stuck in a building under construction that collapsed at the time of the earthquake. The collapse occurred in the city of La Trinidad, in the province of Benguet, 211 kilometers north of Manila.

Five people were injured by landslides and rockfalls along Kennon Road, a road that connects the city of Baguio with that of Rosario in the province of La Union, west of the province of Benguet. The earthquake was recorded at 8.43 local time. The epicenter was near the city of Lagangilang, in the province of Abra, 335 kilometers north of Manila.

The earthquake struck this morning the northern part of the island of Luzon, the most populous of the Philippines and where the capital is located.