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Powerful earthquake jolts central Philippines region


  • A powerful earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck a central Philippine region on 18 Aug, damaging houses, low-slung buildings and a seaport and prompting people to run outdoors for safety.
  • Roads and bridges were cracked in Cataingan, the coastal town nearest the epicenter.
  • The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the 6.6 magnitude quake hit about 5 kilometers from Cataingan at a depth of about 21 kilometers.