A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the northern Philippines, the US Geological Service said, sending panicked residents out into the streets with local officials warning about the potential for damage.
“We are expecting damage here,” seismologist Charm Villamil told reporters following the quake, which struck near the upland town of Dolores.
She said the impact on buildings would depend on their structural integrity as well as the characteristics of the ground where they were built.
The civil defense office in Abra province, where Dolores is located, told the AFP that there were no immediate reports of casualties, but the extent of the damage would not be known until morning.
A Dolores police patrolman reached by phone told the AFP that buildings were shaking as people ran outside. Also a rescuer said they were unable to make a thorough assessment of the impact now because it’s nighttime and they are currently thinking about people’s safety.
In the city of Batac, about 60 kilometers north of Dolores, patients and staff were evacuated from the 200-bed Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital as structural experts checked the building for possible damage, staff said.
In July, a 7.0-magnitude quake, also in the mountainous Abra province, triggered landslides and ground fissures killing 11 people and injuring several hundred others.
In October 2013, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central island of Bohol, killing more than 200 people. As that powerful earthquake altered the island’s landscape and a ground rupture pushed up a stretch of earth for up to three meters creating a wall of rock above the epicenter.
The Philippines sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic as well as volcanic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin along California.
The Biblical prophecies (Matthew 24, Luke 21, Revelation 6) foretell that there will be earthquakes in the end-time signaling the world is nearing the end of this age and the coming of Jesus Christ.
These events and conditions happening now are warning signs pointing to the nearing fulfillment of the Last Days prophecies at the end of this age revealing it’s time to prepare now for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ for His Church by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles who were authorized (Matthew 16:19) described how (Acts 2).
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