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6 magnitude earthquake rattles southern Philippines

Christian Fernsby |
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 shook Surigao Del Sur province in the southern Philippines on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said.

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The institute said the offshore quake, which struck 6:37 a.m. local time, 29 km southeast of the town of San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur.

The institute said the earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, will trigger aftershocks and that damages are expected.

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