Negros hit by magnitude 6.9 earthquake, death toll rises to 52

Inquirer.net reports that "at least 52 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Negros and Cebu provinces shortly before noon Monday (February 6), causing landslides and huge cracks on highways, and violently shaking buildings."

Inquirer.net reports that "at least 52 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Negros and Cebu provinces shortly before noon Monday (February 6), causing landslides and huge cracks on highways, and violently shaking buildings."

 

Meanwhile, Interaksyon.com reports that as of 7:33 p.m. on Monday (February 6)  "seismologists noted 158 aftershocks, the strongest at 6:10 p.m. with Intensity 6.2 monitored 60 kilometers north, northwest of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental and 82 km west, northwest of Tagbilaran City, Bohol."

 

For more on this story, log on to Inquirer.net and Interaksyon.com.

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