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6.7 magnitude earthquake hits the Philippines

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A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Philippines. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), this earthquake occurred on the Philippine coast of the Pacific Ocean early Tuesday morning.

News agency AFP reported that no earthquake-related damage has been reported so far. No casualties were reported. The Philippine Meteorological Agency also did not issue an earthquake-triggered tsunami warning.

The USGS said the quake’s epicenter was at a depth of 70 kilometers off the tip of Mindanao island, about 100 kilometers south of Sarangani province in the Philippines.

The Philippines was shaken by a strong earthquake for three days last month. The earthquakes measured 6.8, 6.4 and 7.6 on the Richter scale respectively.

In addition, on November 17 of last year, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 hit the southern part of the Philippines. The earthquake killed at least in the provinces of Sarangani, Cotabato and Davao. 13 people were injured. More than half a dozen houses have been damaged.

Earthquakes are a daily occurrence in the Philippines. The country is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire. As a result, earthquakes and volcanoes often occur in this region.


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