7.9 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of the Philippines

Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred on Friday off the coast of the Philippines, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was 213 miles from the Philippine island of Mindanao. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 33 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported.

Pacific Centre warning about the threat of tsunamis U.S. reports that the waves caused by the earthquake may threaten the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan and some other Pacific countries and territories.

Philippines passes through the Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to the southern part of Alaska, then turns to Japan and Indonesia and ends near the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and South West Pacific. It is in the "Ring of Fire" is the vast majority of the known volcanic planet. There are also 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

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