Strong quake causes chaos

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

A mag­ni­tude-6.5 earth­quake dam­aged a power plant, caused land­slides and cracked build­ings and roads in the cen­tral Philip­pines, in­jur­ing scores of peo­ple and cut­ting off out­ly­ing vil­lages. An east­cen­tral area of the ar­chi­pel­ago was with­out power on Fri­day, and the army sent soldiers and engi­neers to vil­lages where roads were re­port­edly im­pass­able. The 6.5-mag­ni­tude quake on Thurs­day af­ter­noon was cen­tered in Leyte prov­ince at a shal­low depth, which of­ten can cause greater sur­face dam­age.

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