Magnitude 7.3 quake hits Abra, other parts of Luzon

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MANILA – A magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted Abra on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The tectonic quake struck 2 kilometers northeast of the municipality of Lagangilang at 8:43 a.m.

The quake was at depth of 25 kilometers, the Phivolcs report said.

Intensity IV was felt in Quezon City.

Aftershocks and damage are expected from the temblor, Phivolcs said.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.