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6.6-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines, felt in North Sulawesi

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Jakarta   /   Tue, October 29, 2019   /   04:04 pm
6.6-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines, felt in North Sulawesi Map locating a 6.6-magnitude earthquake that hit the southern Philippines on Tuesday. (AFP/-)

A 6.6-magnitude quake that struck the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Tuesday morning was also felt in several areas in North Sulawesi, including in Tahuna, Talaud, Melonguane and Sangihe regencies. 

“The tremor could be felt from inside homes; it was as if a truck was passing by,” said the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency’s (BMKG) earthquake and tsunami division head, Rahmat Triyono, as quoted by kompas.com.

Rahmat said reports on the effects of the earthquake were not yet available.  However, the BMKG said tsunami potential had not been detected. 

The 6.6-magnitude quake has caused injuries and damaged buildings in a region still recovering from a 6.4-magnitude quake on Oct.16, killing at least five and damaging dozens of buildings, AFP has reported. 

Rahmat said as of 9:40 a.m. the BMKG had recorded at least five aftershocks measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale following the main quake in Mindanao at 8:04 a.m. local time. (hol)

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