Philippines Earthquake: One Dead and More Than Two Dozen People Injured

Philippines Earthquake_ One Dead and More Than Two Dozen People Injured

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines on October 16, killing one child and harming more than two dozen other individuals. The government authorities were beginning to get reports from field authorities on the island of Mindanao where the quake struck, opening cracks in structures and homes, sending individuals running from shops and workplaces and thumping force out.

The district of Malang, in the Cotabato area, detailed three injuries, Vice Mayor Joselito Pinol revealed to DZMM radio. The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake struck 69 km north-northwest of the city of General Santos, Mindanao at 7:39 p.m.

The Philippines is on the active Pacific Ring of Fire and encounters frequent earthquakes.

Renato Solidum, the head of the Philippines seismic office, told the ANC news channel there was a chance of consequential aftershocks, which could be solid for causing extreme harm. Aftershocks can occur. Some can be felt in all probability in low intensity.

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