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Terrifying footage of Philippine earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale


Robert Frank
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The pioneers of social media circulated a number of snapshots of the earthquake that struck the southern Philippine on Sunday, causing the death of a child, the collapse of buildings and severe damage to another.

Officials said a strong earthquake struck near the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday, killing a girl and damaging buildings and causing some injuries.

Preliminary scenes from the Philippine earthquake this morning.

The US Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8 and its epicenter was 61 km southwest of Davao on the southern island of Mindanao, at a depth of 28.2 km, lowering its initial estimate of the earthquake’s strength from 6.9.

The mayor of Matanao, a 2nd class municipality in the province of Davao del Sur, near the epicenter, said a six-year-old girl had died after a wall fell on it, adding that the extent of the damage was not yet clear, but the authorities needed aid from food, water and blankets to provide to the population.

Read also: Deadly earthquake hits southern Philippines, 10 injured

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