Philippines struck by 6.7 magnitude Earthquake



    Philippines struck by 6.7 magnitude Earthquake

    Feb 11, Manila: Four people were killed and more than 100 were injured after a powerful earthquake struck the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, damaging some structures and cutting power in many areas, local officials said.

    The 6.7 earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km and the epicenter was about 13 km east of the city of Surigao, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said there was no tsunami threat from the earthquake.

    Friday's quake was the strongest since the city was rocked by a 6.9 quake in 1879, Solidum said.People rushed to open spaces and spent the night in parks and shelter areas, according to radio reports.


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