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17/10/2019 - 18:05

Strong earthquake hits southern Philippines

A 6.4-magnitude quake hit Mindanao in the south of the Philippines on October 16.

A workshop is damaged after a quake in the Philippines (Illustrative image. Source: The Pioneer)

A workshop is damaged after a quake in the Philippines (Illustrative image. Source: The Pioneer) 

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the earthquake.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck 69km north-northwest of General Santos, Mindanao.

No tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake by the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

The Philippines is regularly hit by quakes as the country is on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horse-shoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean./.

VNA

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