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article imageIntense seismic activity persists in Philippines

By Andrew Moran     Jul 29, 2010 in World
Manila - The Philippines continues to be struck by moderate and strong earthquakes. In the past six days, the country has witnessed five earthquakes measuring between 6.5-magnitude and 7.6-magnitude. Meanwhile, new earthquakes have been reported.
Digital Journal reported last on the series of powerful earthquakes that transpired in the Asian nation of the Philippines. There were no reports of deaths or significant damages because the earthquakes were deep.
On Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a deep 6.6-magnitude earthquake in the region of Mindanao, Philippines. So far, two aftershocks have been reported: one measuring at 5.1-magnitude and the other measuring at 4.5-magnitude.
The strong earthquake was located 80 miles (125 km) southwest of Cotabato and 570 miles (930 km) southeast of Manila. The temblor’s depth was measured at 376.9 miles (606.5 km).
Earthquakes are not rare in the region, however, because they lie in a part of the world where they are most prone, which is why nations such as Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and others frequently experience seismic tremors.
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