Quake hits southern Philippines

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes southern island of Mindanao.

    The quake hit the southern island of Mindanao
    shortly before midday local time

    The area has many active volcanoes and is frequently hit by powerful earthquakes.

    The deadliest earthquake to hit the Philippines in recent years was a magnitude 6.8 quake on the main island of Luzon, which left more than 1,500 people dead.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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