6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Central Philippines | Online Naija

6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Central Philippines

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A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has reportedly struck the central Philippines, according to the United States Geological Survey
It was reported that dozens of people were injured, including at least 10 in a collapsed building in the town of Kanaga. The epicenter of the quake was located 2 miles from the small town of Masarayao and over 7 miles from the city of Ormoc City, which has a population of over 191,000.

Cracks were reported in buildings and roads following the quake. The temblor’s depth was shallow, at only 6.5 km (4 miles), according to the USGS. Ormoc City mayor Richard Gomez who told local media that at least 29 people were severely injured around the area, with at least 16 people hospitalized.

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