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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Philippines rocked by magnitude 6.9 quake (videos)

At least 13 people were killed and 40 are believed missing after an earthquake hit the Philippines on Monday, the Associated Press reports. Dozens of people are trapped under their houses.


Residents of Cebu rush to higher ground after tsunami rumors followed the magnitude 6.9 earthquake Monday. (AP)
Footage believed to have been taken during the 6.9 magnitude quake shows the panic that ensued in the island province of Cebu, with many people shouting as they ran out of their schools and workplaces. Some, however, remained calm. Because the Philippines is on the Pacific’s geologically active “Ring of Fire,” it is often hit by earthquakes.

A second video said to be from Cebu shows the building’s foundation being shaken by the quake.

The quake also triggered landslides and initial fears of a tsunami.

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