Powerful earthquake damages Philippine town

STORY: Seismologists have recorded nearly 800 aftershocks since the main quake.

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 a year, some triggering deadly landslides.

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