WORLD 5.6-magnitude quake rattles central Philippines


5.6-magnitude quake rattles central Philippines

By Xinhua | Xinhua

10:10, October 05, 2020


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A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit off Occidental Mindoro in the Philippines early Monday, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said.

The institute raised the magnitude from a preliminary 5.4 for the quake, which struck at 2:16am local time with the epicenter in the municipality of Looc, Occidental Mindoro, at a depth of 121 kilometers.

The institute said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, will trigger aftershocks.

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