5.2-Magnitude earthquake hits north Philippines, no casualties reported
MANILA, March 6 — A 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Masbate province in southern Luzon region, north Philippines Tuesday morning. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake occured at 7.06 a.m. (local time) with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was located in Masbate City.
No casualties were reported so far, China’s Xinhua news agency reported, citing Phivolcs as saying. The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
The country has a daily average of 20 to 25 earthquakes, but mostly