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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Earthquake Kills 45

MALAYLAY, Philippines () -- A strong earthquake leveled many villages in the central Philippines before dawn Tuesday and killed at least 45 people, most in a tidal wave.

The quake and surging water also injured 135 people, left eight missing and destroyed more than 200 homes in villages and nearby towns along the northern coast of the Mindoro Island, said Rodolfo Valencia, one of its two governors.

No damage was recorded in the capital Manila, 120 kilometers north of the epicenter.