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Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits Philippines sea

Bengaluru - Tremors felt in Davao City, Bislig, Surigao del Sur and General Santos City

By Reuters

Published: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 5:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 5:13 PM

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 was detected at sea near the Philippines on Thursday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake occurred at a depth of 122 km, the EMSC added.

It had initially reported a magnitude of 7.2.

According to CNN Philippines, the tremors with Intensity 5 (strong) were felt in General Santos City, Intensity 4 in Davao City, and Intensity 2 in Bislig, Surigao del Sur.


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