Manila – (AFP)
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of the southern Philippines killed three people, officials said, the latest strong tremor to hit the same region over the weekend.
The US Geological Survey said the quake struck around 4:00 a.m. local time Monday (20:00 GMT Sunday) at a depth of 30 kilometers and 72 kilometers northeast of the city of Hinatuan. .
A short time later, the US Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 5.4 earthquake in an area 28 kilometers east of Arras-Azan and at a depth of 43 kilometers.
Alex Arana, head of the disaster management agency in Surigao del Sur province, told DZPP television: “We are still scared because of the high tremors.
In Surigao del Sur province, one person was killed in the rubble and another was killed when an overhead wall collapsed.
According to the National Disaster Management Agency, a pregnant woman died in Tagum City, Davao del Norte province. 8 people were injured in the district.
A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the region on Saturday, killing two people and slightly damaging infrastructure.
The quake came two weeks after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Mindanao, killing at least nine people.
The Philippines sees earthquakes daily, especially as the archipelago lies on the “Ring of Fire,” an area of intense seismic and volcanic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia to the Pacific Basin.
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