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22 avr. 2019 | 12h23 UTC

Philippines: Five killed in 6.3-magnitude Central Luzon earthquake April 22 /update 1

Philippines Alerte de sécurité

Authorities confirm five deaths, power outages following 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Pampanga province (Central Luzon region) on April 22; aftershocks and associated damage possible in coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 22/4/2019, 12h00 until 23/4/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Angeles, Central Luzon

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Event

Authorities confirmed the deaths of five people and infrastructure damage following a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Pampanga province (Central Luzon region) at 17:11 (local time) on Monday, April 22. Three people were killed in Porac (Pampanga province) outside Angeles and two others were killed in Lubao (Pampanga province). Power outages and damage to buildings and roads were reported in the Pampanga and Zambales provinces as of 19:45. Transportation, telecommunication, and power outages are likely in the coming hours. Further aftershocks in the area and associated damages are possible in the coming hours and days.

Context

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Luzon, on the northern shore of Manila Bay, on Monday, April 22. The quake struck around 17:11 (local time) on Monday, approximately 25 km (15 mi) south of Angeles (Pampanga province, Central Luzon region) at a depth of 40 km (25 mi).

Advice

Individuals in Central Luzon region are advised to be prepared for aftershocks, anticipate transportation, telecommunication, and power disruptions, and to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. road closures, evacuation notices). In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves from falling debris if indoors, to move away from windows, and not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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