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Residents stand next to a collapsed altar wall (Credit: Getty Images)

Residents stand next to a collapsed altar wall of a chapel after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 31 hit the town of General MacArthur, eastern Samar province, in central Philippines. (Sept. 2, 2012)

Philippines rattled by 7.6-magnitude earthquake

Twitter alerted U.S. Geological Survey to a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in the Phillippines.

Wooden fishing boats are placed on stilts while
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Wooden fishing boats are placed on stilts while fishermen temporarily halt operations after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the province. Local authorities also declared a tsunami alert earlier in the night in the coastal town of Guiuan, eastern Philippines, southeast of Manila. (Sept. 1, 2012)

A resident walks through a wooden bridge near
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A resident walks through a wooden bridge near damaged homes after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the town of General MacArthur, eastern Samar province, in the central Philippines. (Sept. 2, 2012)

Residents gather at a collapsed house in Cagayan
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Residents gather at a collapsed house in Cagayan De Oro city, southern Philippines, following a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off the Philippines' eastern coast. (Sept. 2, 2012)

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Restaurant owners await customers in the town of
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Restaurant owners await customers in the town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, southeast of Manila, a day after a 7.6-magnitude offshore earthquake hit the province. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Residents stand next to the collapsed altar wall
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Residents stand next to the collapsed altar wall of a chapel after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the town of General MacArthur, eastern Samar province, in the central Philippines. (Sept. 2, 2012)

A boy is reflected in a mirror left
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A boy is reflected in a mirror left standing inside a damaged house after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the town of General MacArthur, eastern Samar province, in the central Philippines. (Sept. 2, 2012)

Residents stand next to a collapsed altar wall
(Credit: Getty Images)

Residents stand next to a collapsed altar wall of a chapel after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 31 hit the town of General MacArthur, eastern Samar province, in central Philippines. (Sept. 2, 2012)

A resident walks past a damaged home after
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A resident walks past a damaged home after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the town of General MacArthur, eastern Samar province, in the central Philippines. (Sept. 2, 2012)

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Residents sit inside their chapel looking at a
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Residents sit inside their chapel looking at a collapsed altar wall after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the town of General MacArthur, eastern Samar province, in the central Philippines. (Sept. 2, 2012)

A resident climbs up the collapsed floor of
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A resident climbs up the collapsed floor of her house, which was damaged after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit in General MacArthur, eastern Samar province, in the central Philippines. (Sept. 2, 2012)

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