Phivolcs classifies Abra quake as ‘major earthquake’; aftershocks to last for months

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) classified as a “major earthquake” the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Abra province and shook parts of Luzon on Wednesday, with a warning that it may cause multiple aftershocks which could last for months.

“Ito pong lindol kaninang 8:43 [a.m.] ay isang major earthquake, ang initial automated calculation natin ay magnitude 7.3 may lalim na 25 kilometers kaya mababaw ito at malakas ang intensity,” said Phivolcs officer-in-charge Renato Solidum in an interview over ABS-CBN TeleRadyo.

(This earthquake at 8:43 a.m. is a major earthquake, our initial automated calculation is magni…

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