Northern Philippines Shaken by Over 400 Aftershocks Following Strong Earthquake

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The northern Philippines was shaken by over 400 aftershocks on Wednesday, just hours after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck provinces in the area and caused several injuries, according to local reports.

The quake occurred at around 10:59 p.m. (local time) on Tuesday and generated about 409 aftershocks as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 81 of which were plotted or located, the state-run news agency reported.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake was centered 9 kilometers (5 miles) northwest of Lagayan town in Abra province at a depth of 11 kilometers (7 miles).

At least 26 people were injured, and several structures were damaged. Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has called on residents to stay vigilant and keep out of tall structures following the aftershocks.

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