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Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits Philippines sea

Filed on January 21, 2021

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

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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