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Strong Earthquake strikes Philippines’ Mindanao

A strong earthquake with 6.3 magnitudes hit the southern region of Davao del Sur in the Philippines on Sunday, with damage and aftershocks expected, the country’s seismology agency said. The earthquake was originally recorded at magnitude 6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences previously stated.

The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said it marked the depth at 15 km, adding that the earthquake was tectonic.

The Southeast Asian country is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent earthquakes, particularly in the south.

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