Night­time quake kills at least 15, in­jures 90

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A pow­er­ful night­time earth­quake in the south­ern Philip­pines killed at least 15 peo­ple, in­jured about 90 oth­ers, dam­aged build­ings and an air­port and knocked out power, of­fi­cials said Satur­day. The late Fri­day quake with a mag­ni­tude of 6.5 roused res­i­dents from sleep in Suri­gao del Norte prov­ince, send­ing hun­dreds to flee their homes. The quake was cen­tred about 14 kilo­me­tres (8 miles) north­west of the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal of Suri­gao at a rel­a­tively shal­low depth of 11 kilo­me­tres (6.8 miles), said Renato Solidum of the Philip­pine In­sti­tute of Seis­mol­ogy and Vol­canol­ogy. Nearly 100 af­ter­shocks have been felt. At least 15 peo­ple were killed, some af­ter be­ing hit by fall­ing de­bris, pro­vin­cial dis­as­ter-re­sponse of­fi­cial Ra­mon Gotinga said. At least 90 oth­ers were in­jured in Suri­gao city.

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