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Philippine quake: 10 hurt, dozens of houses destroyed

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A 5.4 magnitude earthquake in the country's southern island of Mindanao Sunday, injured at least 10 people and destroyed 58 houses.

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According to the Kalilangan town's disaster risk reduction and management office, a total of 439 families or 1,303 individuals were reported to be affected by the earthquake that hit Bukidnon towns in the early dawn.

"Sunday’s tremor left 10 persons injured," MindaNews quoted Maria Jessica Gumban, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office coordinator, as saying.

Based on the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology report, the earthquake, which occurred at 4:47 a.m. in Wao, Lanao del Sur province, also left 58 houses of affected people "highly" damaged.

It was felt in Cagayan de Oro City, with an intensity three, and the town of Don Carlos, Bukidnon, with an aftershock magnitude quake 4.1 at 5:30 a.m.

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