Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in Mindanao

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Saturday morning on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippine archipelago, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the service, ground level were recorded in 08.37 MSK (04.37 GMT). The earthquake lies at a depth of 98 kilometers. The epicenter was located 30 kilometers north-east of the town of Sarangani.

No casualties or damage were reported, the threat of a tsunami, according to the authorities, no.

Philippines passes through the Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand kilometers. Time runs along the coast of South and North 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 world's most famous volcanoes, there are 90% of all earthquakes in the world. In July 1990, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 in the northern Philippines killed more than 1.6 thousand people.

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