7.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes Southern Philippines. The southern region of the Philippines, Mindanao, was struck by a powerful earthquake on Friday, according to the German Research Center for Geosciences GFZ.
The quake, which measured 7.2 magnitude, occurred off the coast of Mindanao at a depth ranging from 10 kilometers to 6 miles. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has confirmed that no tsunami is expected to follow.
No casualties have been reported yet. The earthquake in the Philippines lasted for a few seconds, according to seismology agencies. Residents were advised to stay vigilant for any potential harm or aftershocks.
Leny Aranego a radio broadcaster from General Santos City in South Cotabato reported that the strong earthquake damaged some walls and knocked computers off of desks.
The airport of General Santos City witnessed an evacuation of passengers to the tarmac due to the earthquake, which occurred just as Michael Ricafort was preparing to board a flight to Manila.
The country of the Philippines is located in an area known as the “Ring of Fire,” which is a region surrounding the Pacific Ocean that is home to a number of active volcanoes.
There were no immediate reports of any casualties. The Philippines’ situation was without any reported deaths or injuries at this time.