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UNDRO 90/1093

PHILIPPINES - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
16 JULY 1990

1. USGS REPORTS EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 7.7 ON RICHTER SCALE HIT LUCON ISLAND, PHILIPPINES, ON 16 JULY 1990 AT 16.30 LT PRELIMINARY EPICENTER 15,6 DEGREES NORTH, 121,0 DEGREES EAST, DEPTH SHALLOW.

2. EARLY REPORTS SAY DAMAGE WORST IN CITIES NORTH OF MANILA, WITH MAJOR DAMAGE IN CABANATUAN CITY AND BAGUIO. AMATEUR RADIO STATION IN BAGUIO REPORTS ALL HIGH BUILDINGS COLLAPSED. AT PRESENT NO PRECISE REPORTS ON LOSS OF LIFE.