Posted on 28 July 2012.
SINGAPORE, Feb 6 – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake, at a depth at 29 miles, struck off the Philippines on Monday, northeast of Dumaguete, Negros island, at 0349 GMT, the US Geological Survey reported. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that based on all available data a Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected. Update Dozens of houses were destroyed and children were crushed to death when their school building collapsed after a devastating earthquake hit the central Philippines this morning. At least 13 people were killed, and 29 remain missing, after the 6.8-magnitude quake struck in a narrow strait just off Negros Island. A tsunami alert was issued after the disaster, but later lifted. Thousands of residents were trapped in their homes as a landslide hit the city of Guihulngan in Negros Oriental province. Music: Sinner DC and Sonic Boom Showdown Aorta
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