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Five Killed As Buildings Collapse In Strong Philippine Quake

Five Killed As Buildings Collapse In Strong Philippine Quake

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said it was monitoring the status of transmission facilities in Luzon following the magnitude 6.1 quake that hit large parts of the island on Monday afternoon.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) placed the preliminary magnitude of the quake at 6.3.

Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda said the tremor caused power outages and damaged roadways near the epicenter.

She said three bodies had been pulled out of a shop following the natural disaster, while a woman and her grandchild were found dead in the town of Lubao. Media reported some structures had collapsed and the Clark International Airport, a former US military base, had suffered some damage and had closed.

Five persons were confirmed to have died in this province as a result of a powerful quake on Monday.

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Clark airport was closed temporarily because of damaged check-in counters, ceilings and parts of the departure area, airport official Jaime Melo said, adding that seven people were slightly injured and more than 100 flights were canceled.

The quake that rumbled across the northern Philippines also caused skyscrapers to sway, as they are created to do, in Manila. "My shih tzu (dog) dropped flat on the ground", she told AFP.

One video posted to Twitter showed water cascading down the side of a skyscraper from its rooftop pool.

The Philippines island chain lies along the edge of the Pacific "Ring of Fire" - a seismically active boundary surrounding the Pacific tectonic plate and its adjacent plates.

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