7.2 earthquake hits the Philippines; locals prepare for aftershocks

Philippines-earthquake-damage Damage is seen to the ceiling at a shopping centre in the Philippines after a powerful earthquake hit a large region on the country on Friday

Revelations 6:12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood

Important Takeaways:

  • Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake tears through Philippines with residents told to be prepared for aftershocks
  • A huge magnitude 7.2 earthquake has rattled the southern Mindanao region of the Philippines today, sparking fears of devastation in the region.
  • The quake struck off the shore of the Mindanao region, at a depth of 6.2 miles, German Research Center for Geosciences said. Shallow earthquakes are more likely to cause damage on the Earth’s surface.
  • The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami was expected.
  • There were no immediate reports of casualties but the quake was felt across a wide area of the mountainous island. Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippines and is home to around 26 million people.
  • Philippines’ seismology agency said the quake lasted several seconds and advised residents to be on alert for aftershocks and damage.

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