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  • Thursday, July, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 07:03:53
  • At least twenty-five people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings damaged, after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the northeast coast of Mindanao island in southern Philippines.

    Philippine Seismology Office said the quake struck around 4:42 am at a depth of 11.8 kilometres.It said the seven less intense aftershocks were also felt.

    According to the Police Chief Lieutenant Wilson Uanite, patients were also evacuated at the Madrid District Hospital, which sustained cracks on its concrete walls.

    The Civil Defence Office in the region said, the impact was also felt in four neighbouring towns, damaging homes, two Catholic churches, a hotel, a gym, a bridge and a public market.

    The Philippines is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from quake-prone Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.

    The country’s most recent deadly 6.3-magnitude quake occurred in April when 11 people died in north of the capital Manila.