Philippines earthquakes

This item appears on page 19 of the June 2019 issue.

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake occurred on the northern Philippines island of Luzon on April 22, killing at least five people. The quake was centered near the city of Lubao, near the capital, Manila. Two buildings were reported to have collapsed, and Clark International Airport was damaged.

On April 23, a 6.5-magnitude quake occurred near the town of San Julian, on the eastern side of the island of Samar, killing 11 people. Samar is roughly 600 miles southeast of Luzon.