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7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

Philippine seismologists said the earthquake under the Celebes Sea was far too deep to cause any damage and casualties

The US Geological Survey (USGS) on Tuesday said a powerful undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 hit southeast of the Philippines.

However, Philippine seismologists said the earthquake under the Celebes Sea was far too deep to cause any damage and casualties, media reports said.

According to USGS, the quake was measured at a depth of 617 km (380 miles) and the attest quake comes five days after a smaller, 4.7-magnitude tremor in the same area.


Moreover, the US Tsunami Warning Centre has not issued any warning, advisory, watch or threat after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

Journalist Barnaby Lo, who was in the island of Jolo, said he felt “no significant tremor” in the area.

 

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