Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred in the southern Philippines

5.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded Thursday in the southern part of the second largest in the world the Philippine archipelago, the website reported the Philippine Institute of Volcanology (Phivolcs).

Quake epicenter was located 76 kilometers north of the city of Burgos in the southern province of Surigao North and center lies at a depth of 13 kilometers below the surface of the Philippine Sea.

Warning of tsunami was not announced, details of casualties or damage so far.

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.

Just a week ago near the epicenter of the current push has been a 5.9 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter at 67 kilometers to the north of the city Palimbang in the southern province of Sultan Kudarat, and focus lies at a depth of 36 kilometers under the sea of Sulawesi. And August 31, an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 in the central part of the Philippine archipelago completely destroyed nearly a hundred houses. The disaster affected more than 28,000 people, but only one was killed.

The most devastating earthquake in recent years, the Philippines remains occurred in July 1990 in the northern part of the country's 7.8-magnitude quake that killed more than 1.6 thousand people.

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