Philip­pines hit by third earth­quake in a month

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A south­ern re­gion of the Philip­pines was hit by its third strong earth­quake in a month on Thurs­day, killing five peo­ple. The Philip­pine In­sti­tute of Vol­canol­ogy and Seis­mol­ogy said the 6.5-mag­ni­tude earth­quake was set off by move­ment in a fault at a depth of six kilo­me­tres, about 28 kilo­me­tres east of Tu­lu­nan town in Cota­bato prov­ince. The re­gion was dev­as­tated by two earthquake­s and hun­dreds of af­ter­shocks last month be­fore the lat­est tre­mor. At least eight peo­ple died on Tues­day af­ter a 6.6-mag­ni­tude quake, the Of­fice of Civil De­fence said. A mag­ni­tude-6.3 quake on Oc­to­ber 16 killed at least seven peo­ple.

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