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Magnitude Earthquake 5.4 and 6.4 struck Batanes, At least 5 killed and several houses ruined

Itbayat, Batanes - The  Batanes Province were struck by earthquake dawn this morning  Saturday, July 27 at 4:16 with the magnitude 5.4 and followed by 6.4 magnitudes. The location is just a mile away from the South of Taiwan.

Philippine risk reduction and management are already assessing and rescuing the affected areas. And the initial report was confirmed that there are at least five were killed. And several typical limestone houses in the islands were damage and some historical structures and churches.

The injured were brought to the nearby hospital and while those severely injured will be lifted by military planes to the mainland of Batanes which is 2 hours from the island.

The government still has ongoing rescue and assessment of the affected islands.


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