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The death toll from the Philippines earthquake has risen to nine.

The death toll from the Philippines earthquake has risen to nine.

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in the Philippines has risen to nine, with 15 more people injured, local newspaper Philippine Star reported, citing the country’s National Risk Reduction and Crisis Management Council (NDRRMC).

A strong earthquake struck the Philippines on Friday. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), its magnitude was 6.7. Seven deaths were previously reported.

“At least nine people were killed… and 15 were injured,” the publication said, citing the department’s report.


According to the NDRRMC, the consequences of the earthquake affected more than 12.8 thousand people. Almost 100 houses were completely destroyed, 729 were partially damaged.

The Philippines is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire. A 40,000-kilometer-long strip of volcanoes and tectonic faults encircles the Pacific Ocean, running along the coasts of South and North America to southern Alaska, then turns to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia and ends in the region of the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and southwestern Oceania . It is in the “Ring of Fire” that almost 90% of the approximately 1.5 thousand known volcanoes on the planet are located. 90% of all earthquakes on Earth occur there.