Eight people were killed and 60 injured after back-to-back earthquakes struck the northern Philippines on Saturday, disaster officials said.
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Batanes archipelago, About 20 minutes later; a second quake hit the same area near Itbayat at a magnitude of 4.5, according to Philippine government data.
“New houses were damaged and the old houses which we were preserving were completely destroyed,”
The Philippines is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent earthquakes.
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