Philippines: Powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocks Philippines’s Mindanao, tsunami warning issued


NEW DELHI: An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck Mindanao, Philippines on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
The EMSC said that the quake was at a depth of 63 km (39 miles).
Following the quake, the US tsunami warning system issued a tsunami warning.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said based on the magnitude and location it expected tsunami waves to hit the Philippines, Indonesia, Palau and Malaysia.
Last month on November 17, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake rattled the southern Mindanao region. However, there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Earthquakes are common in the Philippines, which lies on the “Ring of Fire”, a belt of volcanoes circling the Pacific Ocean that is prone to seismic activity.
(With agencies input)


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