Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Philippines, killing at least one

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A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck the Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging buildings in the northern province of Abra.

A 25-year-old man was killed by falling debris, Abra Deputy Governor Joy Bernos said, when the earthquake struck about 11 km (6 miles) southeast of the town of Dolores at a shallow depth of 10 km, according to data from the US Geological Department. Survey .