Girl crushed to death: a powerful earthquake in the southern Philippines
The noise, at 6.8, caused damage to at least one city of Davao. In another city, electricity was cut off and patients were evacuated from the hospital. There have been a series of strong earthquakes in the area in recent months
A strong earthquake hit the coast of Davao City, southern Philippines, on Sunday. According to the U.S. Geological Service, the noise, the latest in a series that has hit the southern state in recent months, was at a magnitude of 6.8, 61 miles southwest of the city of Mindanao Island, at 28.2 kilometers. A six-year-old girl was killed in a wall collapse, and damage was caused to buildings. There was no tsunami alert.
The Philippines Volcanic and Seismological Institute has warned against sub-noises. Two of these, at magnitude 5 and magnitude 5.7, were recorded north of General Santos town after the central earthquake. According to a local radio station, the noise caused a power outage in the city, and patients in a hospital were evacuated.More in Walla! NEWS More in Walla! NEWS
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Rescue forces in one of the damaged buildings today (Photo: Reuters)
Philippine rescue forces seek trapped in a building that collapsed following the earthquake that struck the area December 15, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)