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article imagePhilippines rocked by 6.0-magnitude earthquake

By Andrew Moran     May 31, 2010 in World
Mindanao - A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Asian nation of the Philippines in the region of Mindanao. There have been no immediate reports of damages.
On Monday, a strong earthquake with a magnitude size of 6.0 struck the region of Mindanao in the Philippines, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). There have yet been no reports from the USGS of aftershocks.
The earthquake was located 25 miles southwest of Cotabato, Mindanao and 570 miles southeast of Manila. The depth of the quake was measured at 20.5 miles.
There have been no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or significant damages and no tsunami alert has been issued by the proper authorities.
The Philippines is earthquake prone because it sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire where collisions of continental plates occur frequently, which causes seismic activity on a regular basis.
UPDATE #1: An aftershock of 4.7-magnitude has been reported.
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