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  • Updated: October 26, 2022

26 Injured In Philippines Earthquake

26 Injured In Philippines Earthquake

At least 26 people were injured by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that rocked the northern Philippines, forcing the closure of an international airport.

The earthquake, which struck late Tuesday near the town of Dolores, was felt as far away as the capital Manila, more than 330km (205 miles) to the south.

Police and civil aviation officials said on Wednesday that at least 26 people were injured in Ilocos Norte, the home province of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, where the international airport in the capital city of Laoag was ordered to close temporarily on Wednesday.

The president also warned of aftershocks on Wednesday and advised people to stay out of tall structures.

At least two towns in Cagayan province temporarily lost electricity due to damaged power lines.

A number of bridges and roads in outlying provinces were also damaged.

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