8 people killed, dozens injured in Philippines’ deadly earthquake

8 people killed, dozens injured in Philippines’ deadly earthquake

eTurboNews Syndication:

At least 8 folks have been killed and dozens injured following a group of powerful earthquakes struck the northern Philippines archipelago province of Batanes.

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.

Author: George Taylor

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