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Eight people were killed after back-to-back earthquakes struck the northern Philippines Saturday morning, according to CNN Philippines, citing a disaster official.
Roldan Escudil, Batanes provincial disaster risk reduction and management council chief, provided early details about the quakes in a radio interview.
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Batanes archipelago, the US Geological Survey reported.
About 20 minutes later, a second quake hit the same area near Itbayat at a magnitude of 4.5.