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Magnitude 6.7 quake hits south of the Philippine capital

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits south of the Philippine capital

24/7/2021 12:50:00 AM

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits south of the Philippine capital

MANILA: An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck south of the Philippine capital early on Saturday (Jul 24), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology ...

BookmarkMANILA: An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck south of the Philippine capital early on Saturday (Jul 24), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.The agency said aftershocks were expected from the tectonic earthquake, which had a depth of 116 km.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementSome residents in the capital region were awakened by the quake that lasted nearly a minute."The quake was deep so there is no tsunami," Renato Solidum, director of the Seismology agency, told DZRH radio station."In Manila, the intensity 4.0 or 5.0 is strong but not yet destructive."

The epicentre is 16km southwest of Batangas province, Solidum said.The Southeast Asian country is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent earthquakes. Read more: CNA »

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