Philippines Gets Blasted By 7.1 Magnitude Earth Quake

Earthquake Philippines

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

Landslides have been reported in some areas, and a hospital was severely damaged. The Philippines’ Interior Minister said four people were killed and around 60 others injured.

The bell tower shown in the video above is the Bantay Bell Tower, a 500-year-old tourist destination. It’s a top a small hill, and if you climb the top of the tower, you get a beautiful view of the province.

The Philippines, which sits in a hyperactive volcanic zone can experience up to 2,000 earthquakes annually. Many of them hit uninhabited or parsley habited islands and are relatively small in strength.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Philippines earthquake kills four and injures dozens  The Washington Post
  2. Fatal 7.1 earthquake strikes Philippines  Reuters
  3. Four dead in 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit northern Philippines, impact felt in Manila  CNN
  4. Powerful earthquake hits northern Philippines – BBC News  BBC News
  5. Earthquake in the Philippines kills at least 4, injures dozens  Fox News
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