Published On: Fri, Aug 31st, 2012

Philippines struck by 7.6 magnitude earthquake

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake has struck off the eastern Philippine island of Samar, causing tsunami evacuations and power cuts. The regional tsunami warnings have now been lifted. The earthquake struck at a depth of 33km (20 miles) at 20:47 local time (12:47 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. The quake was said to be long and violent, with some roads and bridges reported to be damaged.

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