6.9 magnitude strong intensity earthquake strikes Philippines: United States Geological Survey

06 July 2017, 02:25 PM
Earthquake - Representational Image
Earthquake - Representational Image

An high-intensity earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck south-west of the Philippine city of Tacloban on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake, which hit at a depth of 41 km (26 miles) about 580 km (360 miles) south-west of the capital, Manila.

Large tracts of the island of Leyte were devastated by super typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Huge tsunami-like waves devastated the city of Tacloban and nearby areas, leaving 7,350 people dead or missing.

More details are awaited on the same

First Published: Thursday, July 06, 2017 02:18 PM

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