Strong earthquake of 6.7 Magnitude Hits Philippines

A strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake was experienced in the southern Philippines on Friday, the US Geological Survey said., The local authorities issued a warning of potential damage. But no tsunami threat was issued after the quake.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Sarangani province on the main southern island of Mindanao at a depth of 78 kilometres (48 miles) and it happened at 0814 GMT, the USGS said in a statement.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Earthquakes occur frequently in the Philippines, which sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic as well as volcanic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.

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