6.9-magnitude earthquake hits near Davao, Philippines

6.9-magnitude earthquake hits near Davao, Philippines
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  • calendar-gray 15 December 2019

The island nation is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire, which regularly suffers from powerful and minor earthquakes, APA reports citing Sputnik International.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a powerful 6.9-magnitude tremor has hit the island of Mindanao near the city of Davao in the Philippines. The epicentre of the quake was situated 56 km (35 miles) southwest of the city, at a depth of 53 km (33 miles).

No tsunami warning has been issued by authorities following the quake. At the moment, there is no information about casualties or damage, inflicted by the tremor.

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