Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes southern Philippines

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A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude on the Richer scale struck the southern province of Davao del Sur in the Philippines on Sunday, the country's seismology agency said.

The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said it was recorded at a depth at 15 km, adding that the earthquake was tectonic.

The earthquake was initially recorded at magnitude 6 at a depth of 10 km by the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences.

The Southeast Asian country is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent earthquakes, particularly in the south.

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