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Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – Earthquake : [Lubao and Porac] Province of Pampanga, Philippines, Pacific Ocean – West
Importance : Haute
RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
April 22nd 2019 12:56 PM – Earthquake – EQ-20190422-67585-PHL
Five people were killed when at least two buildings collapsed as a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.3 rocked the northern Philippines, a local official said. Three bodies have been pulled out of a collapsed building in the town of Porac, while an old woman and her grandchild were crushed to death by another building in the town of Lubao, provincial governor Lilia Pineda told ABS-CBN television. "The quake has caused a blackout," she said, hampering rescue efforts in the early evening as night closed in. The quake’s epicentre was in Castillejos town in Zambales province, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Cracks and rockfalls were reported along an expressway in the region, while a church and some houses made from light material collapsed. "According to reports, electric posts and a portion of an old church in Porac (town in nearby Pampanga province) collapsed," said Governor Pineda. "It was really very strong," she told Manila radio station DZMM. "We could hardly walk out of the room." Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said no tsunami warning was expected, but urged the public to be on alert for aftershocks. A Reuters witness said office buildings swayed in the main business district of Makati City in the capital, Manila, causing some people to evacuate their offices. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck at 5.11pm local time, about 60km north-west of Manila at a depth of 40km. The USGS initially said the magnitude was 6.4 but later downgraded it slightly. It was felt strongest at intensity 5 in the nearby provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan, as well as some parts of Manila, where thousands of people rushed out of government offices and commercial buildings. The overhead train system in Manila suspended operations to ensure that the stations were safe following the earthquake, said engineer Michael Capati, director for operations.
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