New Delhi: Panic struck on the streets of Philippines as a massive 6.6-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday morning rocked its southern part, rattling several buildings. Authorities have also warned locals to expect damage, however, no injuries have been reported yet. Also Read - Powerful 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New Zealand, Tsunami Alert Issued
The shallow tremor had its epicentre on the island of Mindanao, the same region where a devastating earthquake of a 6.4-magnitude quake had struck earlier this month killing at least five people and damaging dozens of properties. However, the authorities said there was no tsunami threat. Also Read - Earthquake of 5.6 Magnitude Hits Grindavik in Iceland
The Philippines falls under the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a seismically active arc of earthquake epicentres, volcanoes, and tectonic plate boundaries arc that starts from Japan and stretched through Southeast Asia. Also Read - Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude Hits Myanmar, No Casualties so Far
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