Magnitude 6 earthquake strikes Mindanao in the Philippines

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A magnitude 6 earthquake struck Mindanao in the Philippines on Wednesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

The quake struck at a depth of 2 kilometers (1.24 miles), the EMSC said.

It was felt in Davao City, hometown of former President Rodrigo Duterte, the region’s civil disaster agency said on Facebook.

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Photos and videos on social media showed people evacuating shopping malls and a university to open spaces in the city, while lights hanging in a church swayed.

The earthquake was felt more strongly in the nearby province of Davao de Oro.

Damage and aftershocks were expected, the country’s seismology agency said in a report.

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