Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Philippines hit by 5.9 magnitude earthquake

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

A magnitude of 5.9 earthquake struck the Bohol region in central Philippines today, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

The PHIVOLCS said the earthquake at 12.59 am local time, occurred at a depth of 551 kilometers, about 41 kilometers southeast of the town of Lila.

No death or damage report was received, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the institute, tremors were also felt in Borongan City, the eastern capital of the province of Eastern Samar.

It also expects follow-up shakes to occur.

Read also: Philippines: Five killed after two buildings collapsed in earthquake

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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