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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tremor jolts Davao province

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A moderate tremor hit the southern Filipino province of Davao Oriental on Sunday, but there were no reports of casualties or damage to structures, authorities said.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the magnitude 4.2 earthquake was traced about 168 kilometers in the town of Tarragona. It said the tremor was tectonic in origin about 14 kilometers deep.
The Philippines sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a 40,000-kilometer area where large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. It has more than 400 volcanoes and sometimes called the circum-Pacific seismic belt. (Rhoderick Beñez)
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