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5.9-magnitude earthquake shakes Philippines

By Team Pardaphash 
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Philippines: According to the information given through a survey, an earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitudes on the Richter scale shoved central Philippines today without any damage or causalities reported.

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As per the reports, the quake was located 13.3 km west of Burauen in Leyte province. The quake had a depth of 12 km at the epicentre, but did not trigger a tsunami warning.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed a 19-year-old girl in Ormoc and a 40-year-old man in Kananga.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a region of high seismic and volcanic activity where some 7,000 tremors, mostly mild, are felt around the year.

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