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    The focus was detected at a depth of about 135 kilometres, according to preliminary data. The epicentre is in the sea not far from the coast, at a distance of approximately 27 kilometres from the city of Batangas.

    The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) has recorded a 5.7-magnitude earthquake off the coast of northwestern Philippines.

    There were no immediate reports of specific earthquake-related damage or injuries on Wednesday, nor have the local authorities issued a tsunami warning.

    Social network users and media shared videos appearing to depict the tremor's aftermath, with eyewitnesses reporting that they felt light shaking on the islands.

    According to seismological centres, the quake's magnitude ranged from 5.6 to 5.8 on the Richter scale.

    Because of its position in the seismically dangerous Ring of Fire, which roughly coincides with the Asian, North American, and South American shores of the Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is often hit by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.


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