Philippines Earthquake Of 6.1 Magnitude In Coastal Regeion Davao De Oro
Philippines Earthquake: A strong earthquake occurred in the southeastern Philippines on Wednesday (February 1). This earthquake occurred in the mountainous region of the southeastern Philippines. However, so far there is no information about any casualty due to the earthquake. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 6.1. According to media reports in the Philippines, a local fault is believed to be the cause of the earthquake.
Philippines seismology officials said the quake had a depth of 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) and occurred about 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) northeast of New Bataan City in the coastal province of Davao de Oro. The government institute said that due to the earthquake, the cities located in the southern province were shaken and they said that we were also expecting aftershocks of the earthquake.
Decision to stop class and government work
Dorothy Gonzaga of the government administration of Davao de Oro decided to suspend classes and most government operations in the province on Thursday (February 2) so that nearby buildings could be tested for possible damage. More than 7 million people live in the Davao de Oro province. The province is located in an area that was still battling heavy rains and floods since last week.
There was an earthquake of 7.7 magnitude in 1990
The Philippines is located near the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc around the Pacific Ocean, where most of the world’s earthquakes occur. It is also affected by about 20 typhoons and tropical storms every year, making it one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. In 1990, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the northern Philippines, killing nearly 2,000 people.
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