Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in the Philippines

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in the Philippines, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

According to U.S. seismologists, the epicenter of the quake, recorded on Sunday at 06.18 local time (02.18 MSK), located at 94 km south-west of Dagupan City on the island of Luzon, and 182 kilometers from the capital of the Philippines Manila. The earthquake lies at a depth of 35.3 kilometers.

Information about the destruction and casualties have been reported yet, the threat of a tsunami has not been announced.

Two of the largest archipelago in the world — Indonesia and the Philippines — are part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire": plate, forming the bottom of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, come here under the Asian plate. As a result of crustal movements in the world's two largest archipelagos frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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