3 killed by Typhoon Hato in Macau; 5.1 quake in Philippines

Hong Kong highest storm warning signal 

HONG KONG 24 August 2017: Three people died in Macau after Typhoon Hato ripped through the territory.

The typhoon had swept through Hng Kong earlier yesterday before Hong Kong Observatory had raised its storm warning signal to the highest level on Wednesday morning as Typhoon Hato approached the Asian financial hub, according to Deutsche Presse-Agentur, DPA.

Members of the public were urged to stay where they were if they were safe and be prepared for destructive winds, possible flooding and landslides, said Wam.

Image credit: USGS
Image credit: USGS

5.1-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

MANILA: A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted an eastern Philippine province earlier on Wednesday, just over one month after a tremor killed three people in the same area, according to Deutsche Presse-Agentur, DPA.

No damage or casualties were immediately reported after the quake, local officials said.

The quake’s epicentre was located north-east of the town of Albuera in Leyte province, 578 kilometres south of Manila, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The last major quake to hit the country was a 7.1-magnitude tremor that killed more than 220 people in the central Philippines in October, 2013.

By Sheena Amos