Many dead as 6.3 magnitude quake hits the Philippines

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Philippines main island of Luzon and several people have been killed in collapsed buildings, media reports.

The quake struck 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the capital, Manila, at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The governor of Pampanga province told a radio station that several people had been killed. Media reported some structures had collapsed and the Clark International Airport, a former US military base, had suffered some damage and had closed.

Tall buildings swayed in Manila’s main business district and some people evacuated their offices.

The Philippines is on the seismically active Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean.

(NAN)

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