Earthquake strikes Philippines

Published February 7th, 2023 - 03:20 GMT

ALBAWABA - A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, the local media reported

According to sources, the earthquake took place in Daet, Camarines Norte, Bicol, Philippines at 1:05 p.m. local time.

The earthquake was also reported by the United States Geological Survey.

The tremor struck at a time when rescue teams and assistance were being dispatched by Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr to help victims in Turkey and Syria after a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed thousands.

The Philippine Embassy in Ankara said no Filipino was reported killed in the earthquake in Turkey.

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