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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake shakes main Philippine island


AA / Istanbul

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck off Batangas province in Luzon, the largest of the Philippine islands, the States Institute for Geological Studies said on Sunday. -United.

The earthquake occurred at 1:12 am (5:12 pm GMT). Residents of Manila, the capital, were woken up by the tremors, as local authorities say there is no immediate damage to report.

The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 98 km, according to the same source.

For its part, the Philippine seismological agency has warned of possible damage and aftershocks.

“It was really strong,” said Jose Clyde Yayong, a disaster management official in the city of Tagaytay, in neighboring Cavite province, in a press release.

“So far, there have been no unexpected incidents related to the earthquake,” added the Filipino official.

* Translated from Arabic by Hend Abdessamad

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