5.7 magnitude earthquake destroyed a number of houses in the southern Philippines

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in the southern Philippines, a few houses destroyed, Reuters reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 54 kilometers to the east of the province of South Surigao Surigao.

According to local officials, some of the walls of houses collapsed in the town Karraskal, including the wall of the local church. Residents of the village in panic from their homes during the earthquake. No one is hurt.

The second largest in the world The Philippine archipelago is 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 the Earth's crust shifts there are frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Source: rian.ru.

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