6.5-magnitude quake hits central Philippine island: USGS

The quake hit at a depth of around six kilometers (four miles), on the central island of Leyte, the US Geological Survey said.

6.5-magnitude quake hits central Philippine island: USGS

World Bulletin / News Desk

A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the central Philippines Thursday, US seismologists said, revising an earlier figure of 6.9.

There was no immediate warning of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Large parts of the island of Leyte were devastated by super typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

Huge tsunami-like waves devastated the city of Tacloban and nearby areas, leaving 7,350 people dead or missing.

The Philippines lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many of Earth's quakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Temmuz 2017, 11:44
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