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Philippines - 5.9 Mw Earthquake - DG ECHO Daily Map | 10/07/2017

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• An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 M at the depth of 12.6 km hit the island of Leyte (Eastern Visayas region, Leyte province) on 10 July at 1.41 UTC. The epicentre was located 9 kilometres southeast of Ormoc City (Leyte province) which counts a population of 215 031 people.

• As of 10 July at 7.30 (UTC), there are no immediate reports of casualties or damages from the earthquake.

• The same area was hit by a stronger earthquake on the 6 July (6.5 M at the depth of 6.5 km), which caused the death of two people and damaged buildings and roads.