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  World   Asia  31 May 2019  6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines, no casualties reported

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines, no casualties reported

ANI
Published : May 31, 2019, 8:02 pm IST
Updated : May 31, 2019, 8:02 pm IST

The quake hit at the depth of 76 km at around 6:12 pm (local time), reported the United States Geological Survey.

Tsunamis are frequent in the region owing to the unstable geological area. (Photo: PTI/ File)
 Tsunamis are frequent in the region owing to the unstable geological area. (Photo: PTI/ File)

Mindanao: An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitudes on Richter scale rocked Mindanao, the Philippines on Friday.

The quake hit at the depth of 76 km at around 6:12 pm (local time), reported the United States Geological Survey.

 

No casualties and injuries have been reported yet.

The Philippines is prone to earthquakes because of its geographical positioning. It's on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.

Tsunamis are also frequent in the region.

Besides Earthquake, constant volcanic eruptions also stimulate seismic sea waves.

Tags: earthquake, 6.1 magnitude, richter scale, mindanao, united states geological survey
Location: Philippines, Southern Mindanao