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Philippines: 7.1-magnitude earthquake shakes waters off Mindanao island

Philippines: 7.1-magnitude earthquake shakes waters off Mindanao island

Philippines: 7.1-magnitude earthquake shakes waters off Mindanao island

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has shaken the waters southwest of the island of Mindanaoin the southern region of Philippineswithout the authorities having initially reported the damage or activated the tsunami warning.

The earthquake occurred 620 kilometers deep in the seabed and 106.5 kilometers west of the city of Sangayat around 10:13 a.m. local time (02:13 GMT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which records seismic activity around the world.

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In turn, the seismology agency of Philippines noted in a notice that earthquake in the depths and on the high seas causes damage, but warns of possible strong aftershocks.

Philippines resolves call Pacific Ring of Firean area of ​​great seismic and volcanic activity in which around 7,000 earthquakes are recorded every year, most of them moderate.

Source: Elcomercio

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