8 people killed, dozens injured in Philippines’ deadly earthquake
Substantial damage has been reported in Itbayat municipality after two consecutive earthquakes measuring 5.4 and 5.9 struck the region around 4:16am and local time 7:30am, accompanied by an aftershock.
Amid ongoing large scale rescue operations a third quake measuring 5.7 struck exactly the same area at 09:24am.
least 8 individuals were killed and 60 others injured
At, in accordance with preliminary information from Batanes Provincial Disaster Risk Management and Reduction Office.
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All of the jolts were centered within 15 kilometers of Itbayat. The municipality, that is home to 3 roughly,000 people, has suffered a charged power outage. Some damage has been reported in the neighborhood Jorge Abad airport also. A historic Maria de Mayan church was damaged also.
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