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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes Davao, Philippines

DAVAO EARTHQUAKE Philippines
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A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.5 hit parts of Davao City, Davao del Sur, and North Cotabato in  at 2:00 PM ET Wednesday.

The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the Philippines near Mati, Davao Oriental, Davao. The earthquake struck early Thursday morning, August 12, 2021, at 1:46 a.m. local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicentre, and depth of the quake may change in the coming hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their reports.

UPDATE: According to USGS, magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks City of Mati (Davao), Philippines.

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