Drone footage of damage caused by quake in Philippines

STORY: At least 64 people were injured and 173 buildings damaged, officials said, many in Abra province, just six miles from the epicentre of the quake. Over 200 aftershocks have been recorded in the area, according to the state seismology agency and 58 landslides were also reported in the aftermath.

The quake has also damaged heritage buildings in the city of Vigan, known for its old Spanish colonial architecture, on the west coast of Luzon. People were also seen fleeing from establishments in Ilocos Norte Province when the earthquake struck Wednesday morning.

The Philippines is prone to natural disasters and is located on the seismically active Pacific "Ring of Fire", a band of volcanoes and fault lines that arcs round the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Earthquakes are frequent and there are an average of 20 typhoons each year, some triggering deadly landslides.

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