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  • Updated: March 07, 2023

Two Strong Earthquakes Hit Philippines

Several buildings were damaged and hundreds were evacuated from their homes as two earthquakes hit Philippines on Tuesday.

A 6.0-magnitude quake struck a few kilometers from Maragusan municipality of Davao de Oro on Mindanao island.

A second quake, measuring magnitude 5.6, hit nearly three hours later in the neighboring municipality of New Bataan.

Local authorities said there were no reports of casualties yet.

The Davao del Norte government suspended work and classes on Tuesday and Wednesday to allow for inspections of public buildings and infrastructure.

Quakes are a daily occurrence in the Philippines.

The last major quake to hit the country was in the northern Philippines in October of last year.

The earthquake hit town of Dolores in Abra province, injuring several people, damaging buildings and cutting power to most of the region.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo covers World News, Health, Climate & Humanitarian.

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