5.7 m quake strikes Philippines

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted 69km ENE of Hinatuan, Philippines at 0013 GMT on Wednesday, Trend reports referring to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter, with a depth of 17.86 km, was initially determined to be at 8.5337 degrees north latitude and 126.9475 degrees east longitude.

A powerful 5.7 earthquake has struck near the island of Mindanao, Philippines, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre has said. The quake, registered at a depth of 60 km, occurred about 200 km northeast of Davao city, where some 1.2 million people live. So far there have been no reports of deaths or injuries. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) also recorded the quake in the region with the same magnitude, noting however that the depth was registered at 17.9 km.

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