Earthquake Of 6.9 Magnitude Leaves Philippines Jolted- 3rd Jolt In 2 Days

Dec 4, 2023

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A magnitude 6.9 earthquake has struck off the coast of the southern Philippines following a series of strong quakes in the same region. On early Monday morning, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook the southern Philippines. The United States Geological Survey reported.

2 people died and several have been injured after the quake on Saturday, according to a report made by AFP news agency. The earthquake on Saturday triggered tsunami warnings across the Pacific area and sent the residents along the east coast of Mindanao fleeing buildings, seeking higher ground and evacuating a hospital.

The Philippine Seismology Institute has warned of a possible “destructive tsunami” after the first quake on Saturday. The waves were expected to be life-threatening but fortunately, none took place and the warning ended.

Thousands of residents have stayed outside their homes for long hours due to the earthquake and the impending tsunami scare. Some of them were drenched by the overnight downpour. Earthquakes have been a common occurrence in the Philippines which is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is an arc of intense seismic and volcanic activity that goes from Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin. Most of them are too weak to be felt by humans.

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