Philippine quake injures at least 3 people

2016-04-14 08:22


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Manila - Philippine officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6 rattled a southern region as people slept, collapsing the walls of three houses and injuring at least three people.

Renato Solidum of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says the early Thursday earthquake was centered under the sea northwest of Zamboanga del Norte province. The quake wasn't strong enough to trigger a tsunami, he says.

Police Superintendent Luisito Magnaye says the quake caused the walls of three houses to collapse in a village in Zamboanga city, injuring at least three residents, who were taken to a hospital.

The Philippine archipelago lies in the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where earthquakes and volcanic activities are common.

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