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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Philippine islands region: EMSC

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Philippine islands region: EMSC

Map showing the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the Moro Gulf, Mindanao region in the Philippines on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022. (Image: USGS)

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Moro Gulf, Mindanao region in the Philippines on Saturday (Aug 13), the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km, EMSC said.

According to Xinhua, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology institute said the quake, which occurred at 2.25pm local time. 

The tremor was also felt in nearby cities of Cotabato, General Santos, Davao, and Kidapawan on Mindanao island.

The institute also said the tectonic quake will trigger aftershocks but not cause any damage.

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

Source: Agencies/yb

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