Two tremors of magnitude 5.6 and 5.4 occurred in the Philippines

Two tremors of magnitude 5.6 and 5.4 were reported Tuesday morning in the southern and central parts of the second largest planet in the Philippine archipelago, reported at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology (Phivolcs).

The epicenter of a massive earthquake, accompanied by aftershocks (concomitant main tremors were) a magnitude 4.9, was located 15 kilometers north of the city in the southern province of Maramag Bukidnon, and focus lies at a depth of three kilometers under the island of Mindanao.

A day earlier, there was another nearby earthquake of magnitude 5.9 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.

Phivolcs also reports that the new powerful 5.4-magnitude aftershock after a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.6, occurred on August 31 in the central part of the Philippine archipelago. Quake epicenter was located in the same area as that of the main earthquake, which affected more than 28,000 people, have been completely destroyed 78 houses, killing one person.

In both cases, the possibility of a tsunami warning 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.

In July 1990, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 in the northern Philippines killed more than 1.6 thousand people.

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