A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes the Philippine island of Mindanao



An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 shook the Sulawesi Sea on Sunday, off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, without the authorities having reported casualties or material damage.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), which records seismic activity worldwide, reported that the telluric movement occurred at 10:02 (local time, 02:02 GMT) and its epicenter was located about 85 kilometers from the town of Pondaguitan.

The earthquake, for which no tsunami warning has been issued at the moment, was recorded at 76 kilometers deep.

The Philippines sits on the so-called 'Ring of Fire of the Pacific', an area of ​​great seismic and volcanic activity that is shaken by about 7,000 tremors a year, mostly moderate.

Earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5 are recorded sporadically in southern Mindanao, Batanes and the eastern region of Bicol.

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