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    5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Philippines - EMSC

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    An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 has occurred on the island of Mindanao in the south of the Philippines. This was reported on Friday by the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

    According to the seismological centre, the epicentre was located 315 km north of the city of Davao, where about 1.23 million people live, at a depth of 80 km.

    ​Data on victims and destruction has currently not been reported.

    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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