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Four dead as magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Philippines

FOUR people are reported dead after a major earthquake struck the Philippines.
The quake measured 7.2 on the Richter scale.
Radio station DZMM quoted civil defence officials as saying that four people died when part of a fish port collapsed.
The roof of a market in Mandaue in Cebu province also collapsed, injuring 19 people, according to TV reports.
The quake struck at 08:12 local time (10.12AEST) about 5km east of Balilihan, in the Bohol region of the archipelago, at a depth of 56km, the US Geological Survey reported.
Philippines quake oct 15
The epicentre of the quake was on the island of Bohol, about 600km south of Manila. Pic: Google
The epicentre was 629km from the capital Manila.
People rushed out of buildings and homes, including hospitals as aftershocks continued.
Bohol Gov. Edgardo Chatto said that a church was reported damaged in the provincial capital of Tagbilaran and a part of the city hall collapsed, injuring one person, AP reports.

 Via new.com.au 

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