Four Dead, Others Injured After 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake in the Philippines

At least four people died and 60 others were injured after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Philippines yesterday. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake struck in northern Luzon at 8:48 p.m. and was originally designated as a 7.1 magnitude but downgraded. Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. said that 58 landslides had been reported and 218 towns in 15 provinces were affected by the earthquake, while three bridges were destroyed in Abra. Residents have been urged to brace for aftershocks but no tsunami warnings have been ordered.