Scenario after 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits the Visayas region

Scenario after 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits the Visayas region

Dumaguete : Philippines | Feb 06, 2012 at 9:46 AM PST
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The death toll increases its number after the earthquake hits the Visayas region particularly in the Cebu and Negros Oriental and to some parts of Region 6 and Region 7.

After the tsunami alert was given by PHILVOLCS people of the afftected areas are immediately finding its way by going outside and looking a possible palce in highest peak. Being in a highest place can be safe if ever the tsunami will occur as as aftershock of the earthquake.

Power source in Cebu City was off and telecommunications signal in Dumaguete and Bacolod was temporarily lost when the earthquake hits the area. Cracks on the buildings have been seen after the quake and some glass broke out in some shopping malls in Negros.

The death toll reach to 43 resulting to landslides, crushed by the collapsing building in Negros region. Wounded and injured people was not officially indentified.

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