Philippines Suffers 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake

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February 6, the Central Philippines provinces of Negros and Cebu suffered a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 43 people and triggered hundreds of aftershocks. Guihulngan city, located on the Tañon Strait on the western coast of Negros experienced the worst damage with landslides that buried homes and roads, while other cities endured power outages and infrastructure damage. The earthquake has caused serious infrastructure damage to many roads and bridges throughout Negros and Cebu. Negros is home to many sugar refineries and copper mines, while Cebu is the country’s major location for domestic shipping via air and water.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 12:00