Philippines: Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Mindanao

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Mindanao, Philippines

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake was felt in Davao de Oro, Mindanao afternoon of Tuesday (March 7).

It brought significant damages, especially on a section of a national highway blocked by a landslide.

Various aftershocks have slowed the work and classes at all public and private schools in the province.

According to an employee of the Maragusan disaster office, they have not received any reports of other damage or casualties.

However, local authorities continue to monitor the villages as aftershocks may arise any time of the day.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), 100 to 150 earthquakes hit the country every year, as it sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of intense seismic as well as volcanic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin. RZSP/Expat Media

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