Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

The quake was at a depth of 630 km (391.46 miles), GFZ reported

REUTERS July 11, 2024
Earthquake-affected residents evacuate from Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur province on December 3, 2023, following a 7.6 magnitude quake late on December 2 PHOTO:AFP

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Mindanao, Philippines, on Thursday, the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said.

The quake was at a depth of 630 km (391.46 miles), GFZ said.

The Philippines' seismology agency said in an advisory the deep offshore quake is not expected to create damage but aftershocks are expected.

The Philippines is in the Pacific 'Ring of Fire', where volcanic activity and earthquakes are common.

Previously, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit San Juan province, northwest Argentina, on Friday, according to authorities of the South American country.

There have been no reports of casualties or damage so far.

The National Institute for Seismic Prevention said the earthquake occurred at 3:53 p.m. local time (18:53 GMT), at a depth of 125 kilometers. The area where the earthquake occurred is a sparsely populated region of Argentina.

Furthermore, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of central Peru, the United States Geological Survey said, with tsunami waves possible along some coastlines.


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