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Five dead, dozens injured after strong earthquake rocks Philippines

Christian Fernsby |
The death toll climbed to five Thursday after a strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Philippines, damaging buildings and threatening landslides, officials.

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Topics: EARTHQUAKE    PHILIPPINES   

The temblor struck about 15 km east of Tulunan in North Cotabato province after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at a depth of 7.5 km, the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Tulunan, North Cotabato and M'lang municipalities and Kidapawan City felt the earthquake at a 7 Intensity, which the Philippines seismology institute, also known as Phivolcs, describes as "destructive" on its 10-degree scale.

Hundreds of aftershocks have rippled through the region, continuing into Thursday afternoon with some registering as high as magnitude 5.3.


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