Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 occurred in the Philippines on August 31, the agency "Reuters". Effects of earthquakes are major destruction of infrastructure. The disaster seriously damaged bridges, roads and homes.
According to local authorities, the inhabitants of the island of Samar, fearing a tsunami after the earthquake, were quick to take refuge in an elevated location.
According to the Associated Press referring to the mayor of Cagayan de Oro, the victim of a natural disaster became a raging 54-year old woman, her five-year grandson was hurt.
The epicenter was located at 146 kilometers from the island of Samar. Hearth tremors occur at the depth of 32 kilometers.