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7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Philippines, Tsunami Alert Issued

Another earthquake within a month jolted Mindanao, Philippines on Saturday with 7.5 magnitude on richter scale.

Edited By : Riwa Singh | Updated: Dec 3, 2023 00:40 IST
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An intense earthquake of 7.5 magnitude shook Mindanao, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). The depth of the quake was 63 kilometers, EMSC added.

It doesn’t seem to last here as following the tremors, the US tsunami warning system has issued a tsunami warning.

The quake took place 893 km SE of Manila, Philippines at 20:07:08 (local time). According to NCS, the depth of the earthquake was registered at 50 km, with its epicentre at Latitude: 8.56 and Longitude: 126.40 respectively. “Earthquake of Magnitude:7.4, Occurred on 02-12-2023, 20:07:08 IST, Lat: 8.56 & Long: 126.40, Depth: 50 Km, Location: Mindanao, Philippines,” the NCS posted on X.

The Philippines has witnessed a series of earthquakes after this, as reported by EMSC.


Following the earthquake, a Tsunami warning has also been issued. No casualties have been reported as of yet.

Last month, on November 17, a 6.7 magnitude offshore quake hit the Southern Philippines killing eight people.

Earthquakes are very frequent in the Philippines which lies on the “Ring of Fire”, a belt of volcanoes encircling the giant Pacific Ocean which is seismically the most active zone in the world.

 

First published on: Dec 02, 2023 09:16 PM IST

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