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The Philippines was hit by another powerful earthquake on Tuesday afternoon. This comes a day after a deadly tremor hit the north of the country. At least 16 people have died after the Philippines was rattled by the two major earthquakes.

The earthquake on Tuesday registered a magnitude of 6.4. It was centered in Samar, an island in the central eastern part of the country, the United States Geological Survey said. The one on Monday measured 6.1 and shook the capital. A total of 29 structures and buildings sustained damage from the first quake.

Rescuers in the Earthquakes 

Rescuers in a town near Manila were still searching on Tuesday for people trapped in a supermarket that collapsed in the Monday quake. At least five people died in the collapsed store.

An additional 81 people were injured and 14 remain missing, said a statement from the Office of Civil Defense.

No tsunami warning has been issued.

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