- The earthquake damaged buildings, knocked out power and forced the closure of airport
- The Philippines is situated in the so-called Ring of Fire
A state of calamity has been declared by the mayor of Surigao City, CNN affiliate ABS-CBN reports. The shocks from the quake rippled across 54 “barangays” or barrios.
The earth tremors crumbled a number of buildings, knocked out power and forced the closure of Surigao City domestic airport, officials said.
Relief and rescue operations are underway, officials said.