Magnitude 5.5 earthquake leaves damaged buildings, houses and bridges in Surigao del Sur

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake leaves damaged buildings, houses and bridges in Surigao del Sur

- An earthquake injured twenty-five people and damaged properties in the southern Philippines

- A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Surigao del Sur at 4:42 am on Saturday, July 13

- Seven aftershocks were also recorded by Phivolcs

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On Saturday, 13th of July at 4:42 am, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck the west of the town of Carrascal in Surigao del Sur. The earthquake wounded and injured 25 people in households, churches, and others.

Phivolcs reported that the 5-kilometer-deep tremor was accompanied by seven less intense aftershocks.

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This huge crack appeared on the ground after a the tremor at Union, Madrid, Surigao del Sur.

Part of the ceiling of the public market and Catholic church collapsed in Carmen, Surigao del Sur as reported by ABS-CBN.

According to a report by rescue officials, 25 people were hurt because of the earthquake.

Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drills were done to boost the country's awareness and preparedness.

In April this year, a region north of the capital Manila was struck by a 6.3-magnitude quake which killed at least 11 people.

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