Gov’t employees evacuate as quake hits parts of PH | Inquirer News

Gov’t employees evacuate as quake hits parts of PH

/ 09:36 AM July 27, 2022
Palace employees leave the New Executive Building inside the Malacanang compound in Manila due to the earthquake. @inquirerdotnet 📸: Contributed photos

Palace employees leave the New Executive Building inside the Malacanang compound in Manila due to the earthquake. 📸: Contributed photos

MANILA, Philippines — Government employees had to leave their offices in a rush Wednesday morning after an earthquake hit parts of the country.

Palace employees at the New Executive Building in Malacanang compound in Manila evacuated to an open space following the quake.

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Staff and employees also vacated the Senate building in Pasay City.

The Ilocos Norte capitol employees were also asked to evacuate due to fears of possible aftershocks.

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According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the magnitude 7.3 quake was recorded at 8:43 a.m.

Its epicenter located 20 kilometers southeast of Lagangilang in Abra and a depth of 25 kilometers, reported Phivolcs.

Intensity IV was recorded in Quezon City.

Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are expected following the quake.

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