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6.9 eartquake struck central Philippines

Publish Date:06 Feb 2020
Related Hazard(s):Seismic
Related Countri(es):Philippines

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On 06 February, at 11.49 a.m. local time (03.49 GMT), a magnitude 6.9 eartquake struck at 09.97 N 123.14 E, 70 kilometres north of the city of Dumaguete on Negros Island, central Philippines.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC) the eartquake occurred at a  depth of 10 Km, while USGS reports it at a depth of 46.6 km.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued a local tsunami alert for the central Philippines, saying the quake could trigger a 1-meter wave. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a warning.
One child reportedly died when a wall in Negros collapsed. There were no immediate reports of major damage.
Sources:ChannelNewsAsia, NDRRMC

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