Davao Oriental: Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 jolts Mindanao island in Philippines

The Independent says an earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude on the Richter scale struck waters off Davao Oriental, a province in Philippine’s Mindanao island, on Tuesday morning.

Davao Oriental: Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 jolts Mindanao island in Philippines

The Independent says an earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude on the Richter scale struck waters off Davao Oriental, a province in Philippine’s Mindanao island, on Tuesday morning.

The tectonic earthquake was recorded 54km off the Manay region of the island at 9.23am local time, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are expected after the earthquake.

No injuries or damage from the earthquake have been reported yet by the authorities.

Following the seismic activity, the US embassy in the Philippines issued an alert for the Americans in Davao Oriental, urging them to register with the state department’s program to locate individuals in case of emergency.

https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/southeast-asia/earthquake-davao-oriental-mindanao-philippines-b2060512.html

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