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Southern Philippines struck by 5.7-magnitude earthquake 

The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit a depth of 27 km.

• September 12, 2022
Earthquake in Philippines

An offshore earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 rattled Davao Oriental province in the southern Philippines on Monday afternoon.

The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which occurred at 4:14 p.m. local time (0814 GMT), hit a depth of 27 km, about 173 km southeast of Tarragona town.

The tremor was also felt in nearby Davao City and areas on Mindanao island.

The institute said the tectonic quake would trigger aftershocks but not cause damage.

The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific “Ring of Fire”. 

(Xinhua/NAN) 

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