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    The island nation is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire, which regularly suffers from powerful and minor earthquakes.

    According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a powerful 6.9-magnitude tremor has hit the island of Mindanao near the city of Davao in the Philippines. The epicentre of the quake was situated 56 km (35 miles) southwest of the city, at a depth of 53 km (33 miles).

    No tsunami warning has been issued by authorities following the quake. According to Vincent Fernandez, the mayor of the city of Matanao, a six-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed on her.

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