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Earthquake measuring 5.8 hits the Philippine province of Davao Oriental

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Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted the Philippine province of Davao on Tuesday.

The epicenter was 39 km southwest of Davao Oriental province, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said on its website, adding that it did not cause the tsunami.

Davao Oriental is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Mati, and it borders the province of Compostela Valley to the west, and Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur to the north. The province is the traditional homeland of the Mandaya and Kagan people.

Read also: Philippines hit by 5.9 magnitude earthquake

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