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Magnitude 5.7 quake shakes Mindanao

/ 07:54 PM January 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines–A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Region at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake that occurred 446 kilometers southeast of Sarangani province at a depth of 48 kilometers.

Earlier, a strong magnitude 6 earthquake shook a large area of Mindanao at 4:03 a.m. Wednesday.

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The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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