- The epicenter was reported at Pongduitan, 210 km from the Philippines.
- Indonesia is a country of 17 thousand islands and has about 130 active volcanoes.
Pongduitan. A strong earthquake shook the Philippines on Thursday. The quake measured 7.0 on the Richter scale. The quake struck at 1223 pm. The epicenter was reported at Pongduitan, 210 km from the Philippines.
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A strong earthquake was also felt on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia a week ago. Its intensity was also measured at 6.2 on the Richter scale. During this time many houses were demolished. Hundreds were injured. The quake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi at 128 on Friday night. Many houses were demolished. A large number of people were buried under the rubble.
Significantly, Indonesia is a country of 17000 islands and there are about 130 active volcanoes. It exists on the Ring of Fire in the Pacific. This is a large geographically unstable area. Regular earthquakes keep coming here due to the collision of tectonic plates. Along with this the volcano also remains active.