Strong earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA): A strong earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, hit Mindanao, in the Philippines, at about noon today.


According to the Malaysian Meteorological  Department (MetMalaysia), the quake occurred at 12.22 pm, with its epicentre at 16 kilometre west of Digos City, in the Philippines, and depth of 24 kilometres.

However, it posed no tsunami threat to Malaysia.

Meanwhile, MindaNews (Philippines) reported that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs),in its Earthquake Information Number 1 released at 12:28 p.m., placed the magnitude of the noontime quake at 6.3 with epicenter of the noontime quake at six kilometers south east of Magsaysay, with an estimated depth of 15 kilometers.

But in its Earthquake Information Number 2 released at 1:09 p.m, Phivolcs said the magnitude was 6.1 with epicenter at five kilometers southwest of Magsaysay and the same depth at 15 kilometers.

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