MANILA: A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least one person and damaging roads and buildings including a hospital and a sports complex being used as a novel coronavirus quarantine centre.

It was the strongest earthquake in eight months in the Philippines, which lies on the ‘Ring of Fire’, a seismically active belt of volcanoes circling the Pacific Ocean.

“My things at home fell down and my neighbours’ walls cracked and some collapsed,” Rodrigo Gonhuran, 30, told media from the central town of Cataingan, which has a population of more than 50,000 people and is near the epicentre.

Originally Posted on Abbtak Tv

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