PHILIPPINES EARTHQUAKE – Philippines assessing damage, on alert following earthquake

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Philippine authorities Thursday were continuing to assess the damage caused by the strong magnitude-7 earthquake that struck the country a day earlier and warned people about aftershocks and new tremors.

At least five people were killed due to the severe earthquake that on Wednesday morning shook the north of the island of Luzon, the most populous in the Philippines, where the capital Manila is located. At least another 131 people were injured and more of 20,000 were affected. EFE