Philippines earthquakes- At least eight dead

At least eight people have been killed and sixty injured after two earthquakes struck a province in the Philippines.

The earthquakes, magnitudes 5.4 and 5.9, hit the province of Batanes, an archipelago in the north of the country early on Saturday.

Many people were still asleep when the first tremor struck, followed just under four hours later by the second stronger jolt.

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

The Philippines is part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” – a zone of major seismic activity which has one of the world’s most active fault lines.

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