Monday, February 6, 2012

Intensity 7 Quake Hits Philippines; 5 dead, 30 People Missing


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – At least five persons were dead while 29 people were also missing, when a 7.0 magnitude quake hit central Philippines, triggered landslides and also destroyed buildings.

Mayor Ernesto Reyes told reporters there were also 30 houses that were buried as a result of the strong that hit Negros Oriental. 

The Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has confirmed that the epicenter of the quake was located few kilometers from Tayasan, a town with only around 30,000 inhabitants,and recorded 6.9 in the richter scale. But they also confirmed that Dumaguete was recorded of a7.0 magnitude quake. It did not elaborate further during a local radio interview in Cagayan de Oro.

In Cagayan de Oro City, the Phivolcs reported a3.0 magnitude quake.

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