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Earthquake: Tremors felt in the Philippines, strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2



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A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines in the early hours of Thursday.
Officials said that at this time no information about any type of damage has been received.

New Delhi. Strong tremors were felt Thursday in Mindoro, Philippines. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 6.2 on the Richter scale. The American Geological Survey said the tremors occurred at 2:19 a.m. Thursday international time. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 124 kilometers from the surface of the earth.

Disaster Agent Deployment
Emil Mendoza, the Calatagan municipality police chief, said he ran outside with his staff as soon as he felt the tremors. The tremors of the earthquake that occurred in the early hours of Thursday were also felt in the densely populated area of ​​the country including Manila. Mendoza told AFP the tremors were light. Mendoza said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, but disaster officials were deployed to assess the impact of the aftershock.

felt tremors for about a minute
Calatagan disaster manager Ronald Torres said the quake lasted between 30 seconds and a minute. Due to the earthquake, residents of the capital were also seen running out of their apartments. Diego Mariano, information officer at the civil protection office, said authorities were assessing the effects of the quake. Mariano told reporters in a message: “So far, at the time of reporting, there has been no major damage or casualties.” The evaluation is still ongoing.

A dangerous earthquake occurred in 2013
Earthquakes are a daily occurrence in the Philippines, and tremors were also felt in the Philippines on April 4. Where its intensity was recorded at 6.2 on the Richter scale. The earthquake’s epicenter was the eastern Philippines. In October 2013, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the island of Bohol in the central Philippines, causing landslides and killing over 200 people.

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