Strong earthquake rattles Sarangani, Philippines


MANILA: 22, JANUARY, 2022: A magnitude 6 earthquake hit Sarangani province in Philippines, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Friday.
The quake was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles), USGS said.
Earlier, on January 15, a strong earthquake hit parts of Indonesia's main island of Java on Friday, damaging infrastructures and sending people into the streets, but no human loss was reported, officials said.
As per the US Geological Survey, magnitude 6.6 quake was located in the Indian Ocean about 88 kilometers (54 miles) southwest of Labuan, a coastal town in Banten province. It was centered at a depth of 37 kilometers (23 miles).
Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, said "there was no danger of a tsunami but warned of possible aftershocks."
"The tremor was horrible ... everything in my room was swinging," said Laila Anjasari, a Jakarta resident who lives on the 19th floor of an apartment building, adding that "We ran out and down the stairs in panic."
At least 257 houses and buildings were damaged, mostly in Pandeglang, the closest district to the epicenter, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari. (04)

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