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UAE Embassy in Manila warns citizens as aftershocks continue to shake Southern Philippines

UAE Embassy in Manila warns citizens as aftershocks continue to shake Southern Philippines

UAE Embassy in Manila warns citizens as aftershocks continue to shake Southern Philippines

People next to a house destroyed during an earthquake in the Southern Philippines

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  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the southern Philippines.
  • The earthquake was one of numerous powerful aftershocks felt.
  • The UAE embassy asked citizens to be cautious.
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As aftershocks from the strong earthquake that rocked the Philippines late Saturday continued to tremble the southern area, the UAE embassy in Manila issued a warning to its people.

A day after an even more powerful earthquake in the same region claimed two lives and prompted a tsunami threat, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The most recent earthquake struck at approximately 6:36 p.m. (1036 GMT) at a depth of 56 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Hinatuan municipality on Mindanao island. It was one of numerous powerful aftershocks felt in the area since late Saturday. It was the same region where locals had evacuated to higher ground the previous evening due to an earthquake of magnitude 7.6.

All citizens in the southern Philippines have been urged by the UAE mission to exercise caution and heed the instructions of the embassy and the appropriate Philippine authorities. Due to the powerful aftershocks and earthquake, authorities asked the public to be cautious and watchful.

The mission emphasizes the importance of adhering to safety protocols and calling 0097180024 or 0097180044444 in an emergency. Additionally, registration for the Tawajodi service has been requested.

The earthquake resulted in at least two fatalities and numerous injuries, according to authorities. According to the USGS, there were five significant aftershocks with magnitudes greater than 6.0 through Sunday.

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The earthquake on Saturday caused tsunami warnings to be issued around the Pacific, forcing people living near Mindanao’s east coast to evacuate their homes, a hospital, and higher ground.

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