Earthquake measuring 6.4 shatters Philippines

by Akeem Alao
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An earthquake has shattered Mindanao Philippines, at a depth of 473 kilometers (293.91 miles).

While disclosing this on Saturday August 1, 2020, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre stated that the earthquake measured 6.4.

An initial report stated the magnitude of the quake was 6.3. There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

The Philippines’ volcanology agency said it was expecting damage and aftershocks, but there was no tsunami threat due to the nature of the tectonic, nearshore quake.

“No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data,” the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported.

“The southern coastal province of Sarangani registered intensity two while cities in South Cotabato recorded intensity one,” the agency said.

The region is home to 1.2 million people, or around 1% of the Philippine population, according to data from the statistics agency.

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