Shelves Rattle in Benguet as Earthquake Hits the Philippines

A strong earthquake hit the Philippines on the morning of July 27.

Local media citing the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, felt the effect.

Phivolcs reported the epicenter of the earthquake at 2 kilometers northeast of Lagangilang, Abra, at a depth of 25 km.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said the earthquake was considered “shallow” and did not pose a tsunami threat to Australia.

Video filmed by Imran Mahmood shows a bookshelf rattling at his home in Benguet Province.

Preliminary USGS information put the quake at magnitude 7.1; this was subsequently reduced to magnitude 7.0. Credit: Imran Mahmood via Storyful

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