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PHOTOS: Twin quakes damage houses, church in Batangas


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MANILA, Philippines - Strong earthquakes with magnitude 5.6 and 6.0 damaged several houses and properties in Batangas on Saturday, April 8.

The quake was also felt in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (CALABARZON), parts of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (MIMAROPA) and Metro Manila around 3:07 and 3:09 p.m.

Batangas Governor Hermilando "Dodo" Mandanas said 5 houses were destroyed by the earthquake in Brgy. Majuben, Mabini and new damages were observed in Taal Basilica.

Here are some photos of the damages on infrastructures as reported by netizens.

Basilica de San Martin de Tours in Taal
Basilica de San Martin de Tours in Taal, Batangas suffered a minor damage. Photo courtesy Twitter/David Tristan Yumol‏.
earthquake damage Batangas
Photo courtesy of Twitter/Neil Ryan Ilagan
Resort Camp Netanya's walls collapsed and fell on vehicles parked in proximity
Resort Camp Netanya's walls collapsed and fell on vehicles parked in proximity. Photo courtesy of Ryan Panganiban Valle


Roads in Barangay Pagkilatan, Batangas City, were declared impassable
Roads in Barangay Pagkilatan, Batangas City, were declared impassable after boulders from a landslide ended up blocking them. Photo courtesy of Rod Ebora Panganiban
Quakes cause power outages in Southern Luzon

In Laguna, Sta. Cruz, Los BaƱos and Calamba City experienced power outage although the supply returned around 4 p.m, Inquirer has reported.

The provincial government has yet to issue a statement on the total amount of damage to infrastructures.

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