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The seismograph of the 6.9 earthquake that hit central Philippines is seen on a computer monitor

The seismograph of the 6.9 earthquake that hit central Philippines is seen on a computer monitor. At least 43 people were killed when a powerful earthquake triggered landslides, collapsed homes and smashed bridges across the central Philippines on Monday, authorities said

In photos: Earthquake in Visayas

1 January 1970

At least 43 people are reported dead after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Negros, Cebu and other areas in the Visayas region.

There was also severe damage to public and private property.