The death toll in the twin earthquakes that shook the Philippines has risen to eight, the Malaysian Insight news outlet reported, citing officials.
On Friday, the US Geological Survey reported that a 5.4 earthquake was registered east of the island of Itbayat in the northernmost part of the Philippines on 20:16 GMT. Soon after, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake was registered at 23:37 GMT around that same area.
Another earthquake, of 5.7 magnitude, was registered on Saturday at 01:24 GMT.
LOOK: Houses were damaged following the back-to-back earthquakes in Itbayat, Batanes.— Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) July 27, 2019
Credit: Steve Labrador, Executive Secretary of Gov. Marilou H. Cayco pic.twitter.com/QqJ8RESVoa
WATCH: Situation after a 6.4 magnitude quake shook Itbayat, Batanes at 7:38 am Saturday, about three hours after a 5.4 quake jolted the northernmost municipality, according to @phivolcs_dost.— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) July 27, 2019
🎥 | Dominic De Sagon Asa pic.twitter.com/y17yytMNIR
According to local authorities, as cited by the Xinhua news outlet, a historic church and other houses were damaged in the quake.
A tsunami warning has not been issued.