The earth still shakes in the southern Philippines, magnitude 6.9 quake

On Saturday, the powerful 7.5 magnitude quake that killed at least two people and injured several


More fear in the Philippines. A new earthquake of magnitude 6.9 was recorded off the southern coast. This was announced by the United States Geological Survey. It is the latest in a series of strong earthquakes
concentrated in the same area.

The quake struck just before 4:00 a.m. local time (22 p.m. CET), at a depth of 30 kilometers, about 72 kilometers northeast of the municipality of Hinatuan, on the island of Mindanao. Other aftershocks were recorded, including one with a magnitude of 6.6.

The powerful earthquake that shook the south of the country on Saturday killed at least two people and injured many others, while thousands of residents left their homes in panic, spilling into the streets, to reach higher areas, after a tsunami warning was issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that Saturday night's earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 and struck at a depth of 32 kilometers. ThePacific Tsunami Warning Center had said it expected tsunami waves to hit the southern Philippines and parts of Indonesia, Palau and Malaysia, but later lifted the alert. In Japan, authorities issued evacuation
orders late Saturday evening in various parts of Okinawa Prefecture, including the entire coastal area.