Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Philippines, strongly felt in Manila

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MANILA (Reuters) -A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, badly damaging a hospital and buildings in a northern province and sending strong tremors through the capital, Manila. A hospital in Abra province was evacuated after the building partially collapsed following the quake, but there were no casualties reported, said officials. “We are still experiencing aftershocks. We have received reports of damages to houses. But so far no casualties,” said Mayor Rovelyn Villamor in the town of Lagangilang in Abra province…

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