Earthquakes strike northern Philippines : Eight killed, 60 injured

northern Philippines

MANILA – Batanes was first hit with a tremor with magnitude 5.4, and right after that a second stronger quake, recorded at magnitude 5.9 struck a few hours later.

Mr Ricardo Jalad from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has confirmed that eight people died and 60 at least injured.

Batanes is known for ancestral homes. As the quake first hit Batanes, thousands were disturbed from their sleep, right during before the earthquake drills that were supposed to take place all around metropolitan Manila.

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