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Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 6:59
Strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake of strikes off Philippines
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A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck off the Philippine's Mindanao island this morning, but was not expected to cause any significant damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, struck early this morning, and was centered 114.26 km east of Davao on Mindanao.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that it was a deep tremor, 69 km below the seabed, and was not expected to cause a tsunami.

A magnitude 6.3 quake is considered strong and is capable of causing severe damage, but the head of the Philippines' seismic agency, said the effects of this one would be mitigated by its location and depth.

 

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