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A magnitude 7 earthquake jolted Abra on Wednesday morning and was felt in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.


According to PHIVOLCS, the quake (earlier reported as magnitude 7.3) occurred at 8:43 a.m. and was located at 17.63°N, 120.74°E - 002 km N 20° east of Lagangilang in Abra. It had a depth of 025 kilometers.

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The quake, which was tectonic in origin, was felt at the following intensities:

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  • 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
Damage and aftershocks are expected due to the earthquake,  PHIVOLCS said.


Meanwhile, PHIVOLCS chief Renato Solidum said some areas "most likely" felt Intensity VIII. He also said that individuals in areas who felt Intensity V may already return to their workplaces or homes.

Damage reported

In a statement, Abra Representative Ching Bernos said the quake "caused damages to many households and establishments" in the province.

In Dolores, Abra, which also felt the full force of the quake, terrified people ran outside their buildings and windows of the local market were shattered according to Police Major Edwin Sergio.

Quake damages in Vigan

Several centuries-old ancestral houses and structures in Vigan, Ilocos Sur were damaged by the quake.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is coordinating with frontline government agencies in responding to quake-hit areas.



Trains stopped

In Metro Manila, operations of the Metro Rail Transit-Line 3 and Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 were temporarily halted on Wednesday morning after the earthquake was felt in Metro Manila.

The Philippine National Railways also said its trips for Metro North and Metro South Commuter Service will be temporarily suspended until their Engineering Departments certifies that the tracks are safe. 

Other effects

In Baguio City, Mayor Benjie Magalong suspended work and classes in public and private sectors following the earthquake.

The Public Information Office of Baguio City said no damage or fatality has been reported so far in the area.


In Benguet, the Andres Acop Cosalan Road in Poblacion, Bokod, was temporary not passable due to heavy landslide caused by the quake.

Power transmission services

Meanwhile, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said its services remain up and running despite the strong earthquake.

See the latest updates and reports from Phivolcs.

Magnitude 7 quake in Abra felt in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon


A magnitude 7 earthquake jolted Abra on Wednesday morning and was felt in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.


According to PHIVOLCS, the quake (earlier reported as magnitude 7.3) occurred at 8:43 a.m. and was located at 17.63°N, 120.74°E - 002 km N 20° east of Lagangilang in Abra. It had a depth of 025 kilometers.

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The quake, which was tectonic in origin, was felt at the following intensities:

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  • 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
Damage and aftershocks are expected due to the earthquake,  PHIVOLCS said.


Meanwhile, PHIVOLCS chief Renato Solidum said some areas "most likely" felt Intensity VIII. He also said that individuals in areas who felt Intensity V may already return to their workplaces or homes.

Damage reported

In a statement, Abra Representative Ching Bernos said the quake "caused damages to many households and establishments" in the province.

In Dolores, Abra, which also felt the full force of the quake, terrified people ran outside their buildings and windows of the local market were shattered according to Police Major Edwin Sergio.

Quake damages in Vigan

Several centuries-old ancestral houses and structures in Vigan, Ilocos Sur were damaged by the quake.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is coordinating with frontline government agencies in responding to quake-hit areas.



Trains stopped

In Metro Manila, operations of the Metro Rail Transit-Line 3 and Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 were temporarily halted on Wednesday morning after the earthquake was felt in Metro Manila.

The Philippine National Railways also said its trips for Metro North and Metro South Commuter Service will be temporarily suspended until their Engineering Departments certifies that the tracks are safe. 

Other effects

In Baguio City, Mayor Benjie Magalong suspended work and classes in public and private sectors following the earthquake.

The Public Information Office of Baguio City said no damage or fatality has been reported so far in the area.


In Benguet, the Andres Acop Cosalan Road in Poblacion, Bokod, was temporary not passable due to heavy landslide caused by the quake.

Power transmission services

Meanwhile, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said its services remain up and running despite the strong earthquake.

See the latest updates and reports from Phivolcs.

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