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Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake: USGS

A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said, the same area struck by a string of deadly tremors in October.

Anab Mehdi

Anab MehdiBy Anab Mehdi

Published on 15 Dec 2019 7:07 AM GMT

Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake: USGS
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Manila: A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said, the same area struck by a string of deadly tremors in October.

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The epicentre was south of the populous city of Davao, but the US Geological Survey said there was a "low likelihood of casualties and damage".

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There was no threat of a tsunami, said the USGS, which initially reported the magnitude at 6.9.

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(PTI)

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