วันพุธที่ 8 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2555
ASEAN Corner News Roundup: 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake in Philippines
A 6.8 earthquake hit the central Philippines on Monday , killing at least one person and causing panic in cities where buildings shook, authorities said.
The quake hit 70 kilometres (44 miles) north of the city of Dumaguete on Negros Island at 11:49 am (0349 GMT) at a depth of 46 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake hit at 11:49 a.m. local time off of the island of Negros, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Filipino officials issued a tsunami warning on Monday morning, but it has since been recalled.
The tremors triggered a mudslide near the city of Guihulngan, burying 30 houses and trapping 40 or more people under collapsed buildings.
Troops and rescue workers were dispatched with shovels and digging equipment. Ten died in Guihulngan, including student at an elementary school that collapsed and people inside a market. An additional 100 were injured.