Philippines: Earthquake - Feb 2012

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On 6 Feb 2012, a moderate size, shallow earthquake (6.9 magnitude) struck off the coast of Tayasan in the Negros Oriental province, Region VII. This triggered landslides on steep slopes in the municipalities of Guihulngan, La Libertad and Jimalalud. More than 6,000 houses were destroyed, an additional 9,000 were damaged. Almost 23,500 people sought shelter in evacuation centers. (OCHA, 30 Mar 2012)

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