Earthquake in the Philippines: eyewitnesses filmed falling ceilings and shaking walls (5 photos + 6 videos)

20 November 2023

Powerful tremors were recorded off the southern coast of the Philippines. There are dead and injured.

A serious earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 occurred on Friday off the coast of the Philippines. The epicenter of the tremors was located 60 km south of the city of General Santos with a population of about 679 thousand people, reports Reuters.

According to the latest data, at least six people have died, two more are considered missing.

Police reported the death of a married couple who were crushed by a falling concrete slab.

Another woman was killed by rubble in a shopping center in General Santos City. 19 visitors to the shopping center had to receive medical assistance.

Videos and photos of what was happening at the time of the tremors appeared online. In the footage, people in panic try to hide from falling pieces of the ceiling or run out into the street - it’s safer there.

Carefully! The video is not intended for viewing by people with unstable mental health!

Carefully! The video is not intended for viewing by people with unstable mental health!

Unfinished buildings were destroyed by powerful tremors - the video shows a fragment of the destruction of a house in Davao City.

The Philippines is located on the "Ring of Fire" - a belt of volcanoes that circles the Pacific Ocean and is prone to earthquakes, so natural disasters are not uncommon here. They can be mild or destructive, as in 1990, when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in the northern Philippines killed more than 1,600 people. Earthquakes that cause tsunamis are considered dangerous - this happened in 1976. Then, according to various sources, from 5,000 to 8,000 people died.

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