A strong earthquake and a tropical storm in the Philippines: there are victims

A tropical storm hit the north-eastern part of the Philippines over the weekend. As a result, 17 people were killed: it is known that several victims were drowned, another was killed during the current flooding homes. There is also information about the death of a truck driver involved in accidents due to the storm. Over hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes due to floods and landslides. Speed windy disaster reached 100 kilometers per hour. In several cities have problems with electricity. Thousands of local residents are in ports, a number of flights had to be delayed. Forecasters predict that a tropical storm in the country must cease until after May 10. Now the authorities are warning their citizens and tourists from leaving mountains and lowlands, to evacuate the population.

Recall that in the early years in the Philippines as a result of heavy rains death toll reached 40 people, many are still missing. Another incident took place this morning — from the shores of the Philippine island of Mindanao received a message about what happened there an earthquake. Propulsion reached 5.8 on the Richter scale. Does the result of casualties or damage is still unknown. According to the National Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the Philippines, the focus was at a depth of 35 kilometers beneath the Pacific Ocean, the strongest tremor recorded at 160 kilometers from the coast town of General Santos.

The Philippine archipelago is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, which consists of seismically active zones. Mindanao is the second largest island of the archipelago. Tourists are attracted here gorgeous beaches, tropical forests, pineapple fields, the famous Eagle Preserve the national bird — the Philippine eagle, many museums, parks. The island is a world renowned shopping center Aldevinko, exotic fruit market, orchid farms.

Source: votpusk.ru.

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