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Philippines Hits By 6.2 Degree Tremor Earthquake As 11 Dies

Philippines Hits By 6.2 Degree Tremor Earthquake As 11 Dies

The Philippines has been shocked by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake a day after it was hit by a similar tremor that killed almost a dozen people and caused buildings to collapse.

The latest quake struck near Tutubigan, on the island of Samar, just after 1.30pm local time.

The quake was initially recorded with a magnitude of 6.6, but it was later revised to 6.2 by the Philippines’ earthquake agency.

Photos posted online show crowds of schoolchildren after schools were evacuated, and tourists standing in the street after they ran out of hotels.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The new quake hit amid a search and rescue effort following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 11 people and destroyed buildings on Monday.

 

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