Printed on Wed Aug 10 2022 5:40:38 PM

6.7 magnitude quake hits Philippines

International desk
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has shaken the Philippines. However, the extent of the damage caused by the quake is not yet known.

At 4:48 a.m. local time on Saturday, the quake from the main island of Luzon struck a distance of 112 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey-USGS. Earlier, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook the region.

The Kalatagan Metropolitan Police Chief in Batangas, Philippines, said it was thought to be a very strong earthquake that struck as far south as Manila. However, the locals are accustomed to earthquakes, so they are always alert. We are examining the lowlands to see if the tsunami hit as a result of the earthquake.

The US Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said no tsunami alert was issued.

Most of the earthquakes in the world hit the 'Ring of Fire' area. It extends from Japan to Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Due to the location of the ‘Ring of Fire’ in the Pacific, earthquakes are often felt in these islands.

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