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    6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes South Philippines - USGS

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    On Monday, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake occurred one kilometre north-northeast of Gutad, Philippines, killing eleven people.

    According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit the South Philippines. The quake took place at 05:37 GMT some 140 miles southwest of Cebu City. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at the depth of 53 miles.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

    ​The Philippines is situated in the so-called "Ring of Fire", a seismically-active zone of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean.

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