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Earthquake hit four-story building, killing 8 Filipinos


A rescuer assist a dog as they strive to reach those trapped at w collapsed building due to earthquake in porac town, pampanga province, Philippines on April 23, 2019

8 Died bodies have been discovered since a shocking earthquake crush the Philippines'  main island of Luzon as officials fear dozens could be trapped in the rubble of a collapsed commercial building.

The earthquake hit about 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the capital, Manila, disrupting air, rail and road transport and causing some damage to buildings and infrastructure.

The Governor of Lulia pineda  confirmed the incident while speaking on phone said about 8 people were killed and over 20 citizens were injured, he received the information from disaster officials who previously made the announcement

Rescue workers search for survivors in a collapsed Chuzon Super Market in Porac, Pampanga, after a powerful earthquake hit the northern Philippines on April 22, 2019.



The four-story building supermarket was surrendered by rescue team who were using a lot of heavy duty materials in other to save remaining people trapped by heavy concrete and blocks.

A member of the rescue team said that: "They can be heard crying in pain," she said of those trapped. "It won't be easy to rescue them."

Previously the US Geological Survey and Philippines seismology authorities said that the earthquake is 6.3 magnitude and later revised down to 6.1 magnitude

The Philippines is prone to natural disasters, located on the seismically active Pacific "Ring of Fire," a horse-shoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines that circles the edges of the Pacific Ocean. It is also hit by an average 20 typhoons a year, bringing heavy rains that trigger deadly landslides.

Pampanga's international airport at Clark, a former US military base, was closed and scores of flights were canceled after damage to parts of the facility including check-in areas.
Large cracks appeared on provincial roads and electricity poles were felled.


Rescue teams in Manila were preparing to reinforce efforts to reach people trapped in Pampanga. The government urged people to be calm as rumors of greater death and destruction gained traction online.

"We urge them to refrain from spreading disinformation in social media that may cause undue alarm, panic and stress," said presidential spokesman, Salvador Panelo.
In Manila, the quake, shortly after 5 p.m., caused tall buildings to sway for several minutes in the main business districts.
"We got nervous, we got dizzy. I ran downstairs with three kids," said Arlene Puno, a domestic helper in a high-rise apartment in the Makati financial center.
Elevated rail services were halted and workers were evacuated from offices and condominiums, sending a flood of people onto sidewalks and into bus queues and adding more chaos to roads that are among the world's most congested.
The quake was initially reported as being of 6.3 magnitude and later revised down to 6.1 magnitude, the US Geological Survey and Philippines seismology authorities said.

Mark Genesis Samodio, 23, a maintenance worker at a Makati condominium in the capital, said the quake's impact was unusual, even for a city that has grown used to them.
"I was sitting down then it shook so strong I thought I was being rocked in a cradle," he said.

Rescue team search for the signs of existence beneath the  rubble of a collapsed super market
Debris and rubble surround the santa Catalina de alejandria parish after an earthquake the day before in porac town.


Many people reacted to the discovery after the above picture was shared online.

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