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Strong Magnitude-6.4 Earthquake Hits Philippines' Mindanao: USGS

The Philippines Is Part Of The Pacific Ring Of Fire, An Arc Of Intense Seismic Activity That Stretches From Japan Through Southeast Asia And Across The Pacific Basin.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 16 Oct 2019, 06:21:33 PM
Breaking | Strong magnitude-6.4 earthquake hits Philippines' Mindanao: USGS

Breaking | Strong magnitude-6.4 earthquake hits Philippines' Mindanao: USGS (Photo Credit: Representative image)

New Delhi:

Earthquake in Philippines: A strong and shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippine region of Mindanao on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, which was 14 kilometres deep, was centred around 7.7 kilometres from the city of Columbio, according to the US monitor.

The Philippines is part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin. 

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First Published : 16 Oct 2019, 06:05:13 PM