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Earthquakes strike Philippines and Japan

April 19, 2022

The quake in the Filipino island of Mindanao was initially measured at magnitude 6.0. Earlier, an earthquake measuring 5.3 jolted northeastern Japan.

Aerial of Davao, Mindanao, Philippines
Mindanao is the second-largest island in the PhilippinesImage: Michael Runkel/robertharding/picture alliance

An earthquake initially measured at magnitude 6.0 struck Mindanao island in the Philippines on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), the EMSC confirmed.

Earlier on Tuesday, Japan also recorded an earthquake, in Fukushima prefecture in the northeast of the country, measuring a magnitude 5.3.

There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

jsi/ar (Reuters)