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5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Philippine Islands, USGS Says

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The earthquake occurred in the ocean at a depth of 61.3 km, approximately 121 km from the town of Pondaguitan, Philippines. The earthquake shock occurred at about 8 am local time, according to the data.

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake was registered on Monday night by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

There have been no immediate reports of possible casualties or damage caused by the quake so far.  According to data available, there is no risk of tsunami at the moment.

Social media users share videos of their experiences with the tremor online.

A previous tremor of 6.0-magnitude was recorded earlier on Sunday within the area of Bansalan municipality in the country's province of Davao del Sur. The earthquake was felt by several communities of the archipelagic country.

The Philippines is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which causes the country to experience regular seismic and volcanic activity. Due to the meeting of major tectonic plates in the area, many earthquakes of lower magnitude are an ordinary occurrence.

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