6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes south Philippines



MANILA: An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck the island of Samar in the south of the Philippines on Tuesday (Apr 23), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake struck at 1.37pm, with the epicentre at San Julian in eastern Samar, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

It added that damage and aftershocks are expected.

USGS earthquake philippines Apr 23, 2019

The earthquake struck south Philippines, Apr 23, 2019. (Image: United States Geological Survey)

This comes a day after a powerful earthquake struck northwest of the capital Manila, leaving 11 dead and more than 100 injured.

The latest temblor was felt in Tacloban City, which bore the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. 

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