series of strong quakes hit southern philippines, raising concerns
In the early hours of Monday, a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of the southern Philippines, marking the latest in a string of strong quakes clustered in the same area. The United States Geological Survey reported that the quake occurred just before 4:00 am local time, about 72 kilometers northeast of Hinatuan municipality on Mindanao Island, at a depth of 30 kilometers.
This seismic event followed a magnitude 6.6 earthquake tremors. Allan Luna, a disaster oake on Sunday and a deadly magnitude 7.6 quake on Saturday in the same region. The Saturday quake briefly triggered a tsunami alert, causing panic among residents. Unfortunately, at least two people lost their lives, and several others were injured as a result of the officer in Cagwait municipality, described Monday’s quake as brief but intense, lasting around six seconds.
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People felt a bit safer this time because they went through a similar earthquake the night before. They left their homes quickly and stayed outside to stay safe.
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The recent earthquakes made people in the area more worried. They are still dealing with the problems caused by earthquakes just two weeks ago. This reminds everyone that the Philippines is in a place where there are a lot of earthquakes and volcanoes, known as the “Ring of Fire.”
Luckily, there’s no big damage reported from the recent earthquakes. But you can see some walls, roads, and buildings are not okay.