Philippines: Earthquake - "Mammoth" 6,6 Richter: Shaking for 1 minute (Video)

A student is dead


A strong earthquake measuring 6,6 on the Richter scale shook the island of Mindanao today, an area of ​​the southern Philippines that had already been hit by a recent major earthquake.
At least one person, a student, was killed and many others were injured in a powerful earthquake that struck the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines today.

Today's earthquake was felt for a minute in some areas of this large island in the Philippine archipelago. Terrified residents took to the streets after the strong earthquake, which shook buildings and caused damage to many apartment buildings, houses and schools.

A teenager was killed when he was crushed by a wall that collapsed while trying to get out of his school in Magshaisai, said an official in the city north of Mindanao.

Many other people were injured in the same school due to the congestion that prevailed while students and teachers were trying to get out of it.

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The epicenter was reported below the ground at 6,4 magnitude less than two weeks ago, killing at least five people, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). there is a risk of a tsunami.


Initially, the USGS had estimated the quake to be 6,8 on the Richter scale and has already announced that there will be aftershocks, one of which was 5,8 on the Richter scale.

The Philippines is located on the "ring of fire" of the Pacific Ocean, where the movements and collisions of tectonic plates often cause earthquakes and intense volcanic activity.

1976 marked what experts call the deadliest earthquake in the country's recent history - it killed an estimated 8.000 people.


Many aftershocks are expected after the main 6,4 magnitude earthquake, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, which said the quake was recorded at 09:04 local time [03:04 Greek time], the focal depth was small, just 8 kilometers, and the epicenter was 26 kilometers southeast of Toulon.