Southern Philippines Shaken by 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake: No Casualties Reported

A powerful earthquake struck Mindanao, Philippines, but there are thankfully no injuries reported. Get the latest updates on the tremor and aftershocks.

A powerful earthquake jolted the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Thursday, July 11th. The tremor, measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale according to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), sent residents scrambling for cover.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of casualties or major damage at this time. However, authorities are urging residents to remain vigilant for potential aftershocks and to follow safety protocols. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has not yet issued a tsunami warning.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located deep underground, at approximately 630 kilometers, which likely helped mitigate widespread damage. However, some areas closer to the epicenter may have experienced shaking.

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Magnitude: 6.7
  • Location: Mindanao, Philippines
  • Depth: 630 kilometers
  • Casualties: None reported (as of this writing)
  • Tsunami Warning: None issued

Local officials are currently assessing the situation and any potential damage. Residents are advised to:

  • Stay informed: Monitor news reports and official advisories from Phivolcs.
  • Check for damage: Inspect your home or workplace for any cracks or structural damage.
  • Be prepared for aftershocks: Practice earthquake drills and have a designated safe space.
  • Evacuate if necessary: Follow instructions from authorities if an evacuation order is issued.

This is a developing story. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

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