Strong Earthquake Strikes Philippines; Killing Up to 8, MANILA — A powerful earthquake shook the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving up to eight people dead in collapsed buildings, municipal and disaster relief officials said.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake had registered a magnitude of 6.1 and had been centered near the town of Castillejos in Zambales Province, west of Manila. It struck shortly after 5 p.m., as government offices and private businesses were closing for the day.
In the town of Porac, northwest of Manila, five people were reported crushed to death after a wall in a four-story supermarket collapsed, RJ Mago, a spokesman for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, told a local radio station.
Storms Spawn at Least 41 Tornadoes, Cause Significant Damage Across Several States and Kill At Least 5
Forty-one tornadoes in eight states were confirmed by the National Weather Service.
More than 33,000 homes and businesses across six states remained without power early Saturday. Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana were hit by tornadoes this past weekend.
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