Fatalities Reported After Large Earthquake Strikes Philippines

At least four people were killed and 60 injured in landslides after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Philippines, the country’s Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos told local media on July 27.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported that at 08:43 AM Philippine Standard Time a major earthquake struck North-Western Luzon. It reported this was the largest earthquake to shake the region, surpassing the previous record of a 6.2 magnitude experienced in 1862.

Erwin Tulfo, the Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, posted footage of a house he said was in Bangued that had partially collapsed. Credit: Erwin Tulfo via Storyful

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