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Second strong earthquake strikes central Philippines on Tuesday

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A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a 6.1-magnitude quake rattled the country’s north and left at least 16 people dead.

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4, while the local seismology agency said it was 6.5.

The quake was centered near San Julian town in Eastern Samar province and prompted residents to dash out of houses.

There were no reports of casualties or major damage from the new quake.

Classes and office work were suspended in San Julian, where cracks on roads, small buildings, and a church were reported.

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