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Earthquake hits Visayas Philippines

Cebu : Philippines | Feb 06, 2012 at 8:49 AM PST
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Earthquake hits Visayas Philippines

A 6.9 Magnitude earthquake hit between the islands of Negros and

Cebu before noon Monday, killing at least 43 people in Negros

Oriental a Military Spokesman said. Twenty-nine people died in a

landslide in Moog, Barangay Planas in Guihulngan City, and 10

other died in other areas, according to Col. Francisco

Patrimonio, commander of the Army's 302nd Infantry Brigade.

This Prompted government volcanologists to raise a tsunami alert

level 2 which caused panic in the City of Cebu. According to the

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

A Barangay hall also collapsed and cracks were also found in

government and commercial buildings, roads and bridges in

Guihulngan City. The quake also knocked down power lines in

Kabankalan, causing a blackout.

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said the Tsunami alert level 2

had been cancelled as of 2:30 pm. He also said that the

earthquake was caused by a "Blank fault" meaning a fault line

that didn't surface and was not plotted in the mapped faultline.

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BianaJade is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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