Categories: world

Earthquake in the Philippines: 6.1-level earthquake leaves 8 dead

April 22, 2019 World 0 Views Pampanga's governor Lilia Pineda said at least eight people in the province were killed in the earthquake, CNN Philippines reported. The earthquake could feel in the capital of Manila and other parts of Luzon. CNN Philippines said at least 52 aftershocks have been recorded. Jaime Melo, president of Clark International Airport Corporation, said seven people suffered minor injuries when part of the roof at the check-in of a passenger terminal collapsed, according to the Philippine news agency. The Philippines Ministry of Transport earlier announced that the operation at the airport would be interrupted for 24 hours to the damage. Local budget airline Cebu Pacific Air announced that it had canceled six aircraft scheduled for Monday night as a preventive measure. The airline said it would allow passengers on the flights concerned to receive full refund or to transfer their flights via Manila. In Manila, video of water cascaded from a penthous pool to the streets below when the quake shook the city. ] Skyscrapers swung from the earthquake and caused rescue office workers to fly high-rise buildings in the capital. The Philippines National Grid Corporation assesses the extent of damage to transmission lines in Luzon, which caused power outages in parts of the island, according to Philippine news. The operations at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which serve Manila, continue normally, the Ministry of Transport said. Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it is on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fell…

Pampanga’s governor Lilia Pineda said at least eight people in the province were killed in the earthquake, CNN Philippines reported. The earthquake could feel in the capital of Manila and other parts of Luzon.

CNN Philippines said at least 52 aftershocks have been recorded.

Jaime Melo, president of Clark International Airport Corporation, said seven people suffered minor injuries when part of the roof at the check-in of a passenger terminal collapsed, according to the Philippine news agency.

The Philippines Ministry of Transport earlier announced that the operation at the airport would be interrupted for 24 hours to the damage.

Local budget airline Cebu Pacific Air announced that it had canceled six aircraft scheduled for Monday night as a preventive measure. The airline said it would allow passengers on the flights concerned to receive full refund or to transfer their flights via Manila.

In Manila, video of water cascaded from a penthous pool to the streets below when the quake shook the city.

 Employees seen in Manila after an earthquake waved high-rise buildings there.

] Skyscrapers swung from the earthquake and caused rescue office workers to fly high-rise buildings in the capital.

The Philippines National Grid Corporation assesses the extent of damage to transmission lines in Luzon, which caused power outages in parts of the island, according to Philippine news.

The operations at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which serve Manila, continue normally, the Ministry of Transport said.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it is on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fell lines in the Pacific Ocean basin. The area, which is shaped like a horseshoe, stretches over 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles) and is where a majority of the world’s earthquakes occur.

One of the most seismically active zones on the planet extends from Japan and Indonesia on one side of the Pacific Ocean all the way to California and South America on the other.

CNN’s Gianluca Mezzofiore and Nicole Chavez contributed to this report.

Share
Published by
Faela