A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook the coast of the Philippines
Philippines, December 8, 2010
According to recent reports, “An earthquake of 6.1 degrees on the Richter scale shook the southern coast of the Philippines. At the moment there weren’t reports of damage or tsunami alerts issued.”
The Institute of United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that “the quake struck at 2:47 pm local time (6:47 GMT) at about 110 kilometers from Davao City, the largest of Mindanao Island”.
As was reported by an official source of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Philippines “currently there were no reports of damage or tsunami alerts.”
The Philippines are on the “Ring of Fire” area of great seismic and volcanic activity that is usually affected by 7 000 earthquakes per year, mostly moderate ones.