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5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits 200 km South-East of Philippines, USGS Says

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The archipelagic country of the Philippines is situated in a seismically active zone, so it periodically faces tremors of various strength. In mid-April, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off 16 kilometres to the east of the Philippines' Basco town with a population of some 7,000 people.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted 196 km SE of Sarangani, the Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

According to the organisation, the epicentre laid at a depth of 41.9 kilometres.

No reports of damages or casualties, as well as a tsunami warning, have been available yet.

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