Earthquake in the Philippines takes the lives of over 40 people

Earthquake in the Philippines takes the lives of more than 40 residents of Natural Disasters

February 6, 2012 in the central islands of the Philippines, a series of earthquakes from 4.8 to 6.7, the most powerful of which was recorded at a depth of 46.6 kilometers. Events took place in densely populated areas near the towns of Ayungon (20 km), Tayasan (12 km), Kantaup (16 km), Dzhimalalud (6 km), Apanangon (6 km).

According to the first official data from several landslides caused by the most powerful earthquake that killed about 40 people, more than 100 injured and many are still missing. Many houses have been destroyed and over 30 hidden under landslides. As a result of the collapse of the school children were killed. Thousands of people whose homes were covered by landslides, remain inside. The authorities hope that they will be alive by the time the emergency services will be able to get to them. In some places, electricity was cut off.

Philippine seismologists have declared a state of emergency because of the possible tsunami. Huge waves piled on top of wooden houses in one of the spas in La Libertad, but no injuries were reported. Earthquake is the strongest ever occurred in this region.

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