Since the central Philippines island of Negros was struck by a magnitude 6.7 quake on Monday, 15 people are known to have been killed with another 40 or so people known to be missing. Several remote towns have been cut off because of damage to roads and bridges.
According to catastrophe management firm AIR Worldwide, in the coastal areas of the Philippines there are many non-engineered and poorly constructed buildings. The earthquake has regrettably highlighted this issue. E&T has a full news story on this aspect of the Philippines earthquake.
We’re also sharing this graphic illustrating the location and magnitude of Monday’s ‘quake.
Click on the graphic for an expanded view.