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5.4-magnitude earthquake hits the Philippines

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has announced that the country has been hit by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake, reports Anadolu Agency (AA).

According to the institute, the quake occurred at a depth of 50 kilometers beneath the surface, with its epicenter being the waters of the southern Davao Oriental province.

The institute also said smaller vibrations could be recorded after the earthquake.

On December 5, 2019, the Davao del Sur region was hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake.

Two earthquakes measuring more than 6 magnitude hit the island of Mindanao late last October, killing 23 people and injuring 417 others.

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