Philippine quake knocks over building, damages airport

Strong 6.3 magnitude quake hits Philippines: USGS

Authorities find a still unidentified fatality buried beneath rubbles in the collapsed Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga as a result of a strong natural disaster on Monday (April 22, 2019).

Five people were killed when at least two buildings collapsed as a strong quake rocked the northern Philippines, a local official said.

Raw video: Cellphone footage captures a building in the Philippines swaying following a 6.1 magnitude natural disaster.

The governor of Pampanga province told a radio station that several people had been killed.

Blanco said 20 people were hurt from accidents in their homes around Pampanga, while 30 people were pulled out and rushed to hospital for various injuries from the collapsed building in Porac.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake hit 60km northwest of the capital, Manila, disrupting air, rail and road transport and causing some damage to buildings and infrastructure.




According to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) science research assistant Maila Advincula, as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, 491 aftershocks have been recorded close to the original source of the 6.1-magnitude quake.

Several fatalities have been reported by local media, including reports that two people were killed in a collapsed building in Pampanga province, north of Manila.

The quake that rumbled across the northern Philippines also caused skyscrapers to sway, as they are created to do, in Manila.

Advincula clarified that Monday's quake was not generated by the West Valley Fault nor the Manila Trench-an ocean trench west of the country that could cause tsunami after a powerful natural disaster.

"There is ongoing rescue operation in the area", she said.

The Philippines sits on the seismically active Pacific "Ring of Fire", a horseshoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean.

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