The morning for the Philippines came with the earthquake of about 7.1 magnitude. The strong earthquake was felt in the northern parts of the Philippines which has killed four people and injured about 60.
The quake struck 11 kilometers southeast of Dolores, a town in the Philippines. It had a shallow depth of 10 km, according to the Geological Survey data. President Ferdinand posted on through his Facebook account:
“Despite the sad reports about the damages caused by the earthquake, we are assuring quick response to those in need and affected by this calamity”.
The Philippines is home to calamities due to its location on the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire, and fault lines. Earthquakes are frequent, and the country faces about 20 typhoons annually.
The earthquake which was felt today damaged school buildings, hospitals and heritage buildings in the regions where it was felt.
Senator Imee Marcos said that “antique bricks and coral stones fell down from the Bantay Bell Tower”.