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Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes east of Philippines

The Philippines, regularly hit by quakes, is on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", a horse-shoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean. 

Written by Reuters | Manila | Published: February 8, 2019 7:24:10 pm
 Philippine earthquake, earthquake in Philippine, Mindanao earthquake, world news, Indian express, latest news The quake, 80 km deep, struck 111 km east of Surigao on Mindanao. (Source: Thinkstock)

A 6.1 magnitude quake struck off the eastern Philippines on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There was no immediate report of damage.

The quake, 80 km deep, struck 111 km east of Surigao on Mindanao.

The Philippines, regularly hit by quakes, is on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a horse-shoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean.

(More details awaited)

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