4 countries in 10 days, this time a strong earthquake in the Philippines, an indication of a cataclysm?

After Turkey, Syria, New Zealand, this time Philippines is also a terrible earthquake. The magnitude of the tremor was 6.1 on the Richter scale. This island nation in Southeast Asia was shaken early Thursday morning. An aftershock warning was issued by the US Geological Survey. Due to this, there is a risk of major damage.

The Philippines’ Masbate province was shaken at around 2 a.m. local time on Thursday. Residents were woken up by the midnight earthquake. They were terrified as the whole area was shaking.

According to data provided by the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was Miyaga village in the municipality of Uson, Masbate province. The source of this earthquake was 11 km deep from the surface.

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Rolly Albana, police chief of Masbate province, said the intensity of the earthquake was quite high. Such earthquakes commonly trigger tsunami warnings in island nations like the Philippines. However, that warning was not issued after Thursday’s quake.

On the other hand, according to Uson Police Chief Rayden Toledo, the residents were so frightened by the midnight earthquake that many of them came out of their houses screaming. Many tried to flee the area.

Disaster response forces were sent to inspect the area after the earthquake. This force has started the work of crack testing by visiting the village from house to house. Schools and government buildings are also being inspected. However, no damage was reported till the time of publication.

On February 6 of this year, a severe earthquake occurred in Turkey and Syria. The magnitude of the tremor was more than 7 on the Richter scale. More than 40,000 people have died in that earthquake so far. Indian Army and NDRF teams are carrying out rescue operations in this earthquake-ravaged country.

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