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At least one dead and several injured in a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in central Philippines

At least one person has died and several others were injured in the 6.5-magnitude Richter earthquake that struck Masbate Province in the central Philippines on Tuesday.

The only victim was identified by police as a retired agent who died buried after his three-story home collapsed in the earthquake.

According to provincial administrator Rino Revalo, four other people were injured in the collapse and were hospitalized while the search continues because it is not clear how many people were inside.

At least one dead and several injured in a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in central Philippines
At least one dead and several injured in a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in central Philippines

According to the Philippine Institute of Vulnacology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the epicenter of the earthquake was 5 kilometers southwest of the city of Cataingan at a depth of about 21 kilometers. The agency has reviewed more than thirty subsequent aftershocks, all of which are below 4 degrees.

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