The US Geological Survey issued a statement that a powerful earthquake struck the Philippines on Saturday, although it was shallow. Local authorities indicated little damage was expected.

The 6.7-magnitude quake occurred around 4:48 a.m. (2048 GMT) at a depth of 112 kilometers (70 miles).

It occurred in the Batangas province of the Philippines. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake struck in the morning is 16 kilometres southwest of Calatagan town.

According to the institution, the tectonic tremor can produce aftershocks but does not cause harm. It was followed by a 5.8-magnitude quake in the same location that was likewise deep a few minutes later. There were no reports of injuries or fatalities right away.

According to the US Tsunami Warning System, there was no tsunami warning or hazard. The Philippines experiences regular earthquakes.


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