Russia ready to boost dialogue with ASEAN — defense ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 10:46
IS terrorists control less than 5% of Syria’s territory — Russian defense ministerMilitary & Defense October 24, 9:53
Russian tennis star Sharapova provides humanitarian aid to hurricane-hit Puerto RicoSport October 24, 9:39
CBP: Hermitage Capital’s Browder has right to enter USWorld October 24, 3:56
US agents deny Russian diplomats access to remove archive from San Francisco consulateRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 1:20
Trump potentially ready to meet with Putin at APEC summitWorld October 23, 20:44
Mancini unlikely to drop Russia’s Zenit for West Ham — Italian ex-striker VialliSport October 23, 20:05
Volkswagen and Daimler inspected in European Commission’s antimonopoly probesBusiness & Economy October 23, 19:40
Baltic Fleet corvettes on long-distance voyage pass through English ChannelMilitary & Defense October 23, 18:56
TOKYO, October 15. (Itar-Tass) - A 5.9 earthquake shook southern part of Philippines, U.S. Geological Service reported.
The epicenter was located in 20 kilometers below ocean floor near the South-West shore of the Bohol island.
Earlier on Tuesday a 7.1 earthquake claimed at least 73 people in Philippines; over 100 were left injured.
According to national agency for liquidation of natural disaster aftermath, victims were on Bohol, Siba and Siquijor islands. Several churches and administrative buildings collapsed; dozens of houses were damaged. Over 4 million people live in the affected regions.Eye witnesses reported tremors 15-20 seconds long.
Russia’s embassy to the country told Itar-Tass that no information on Russian citizens was reported. “We are gathering information regarding this issue and waiting replies on our requests,” the diplomatic mission said.
The first earthquake happened around 8am local time. Its epicenter was located 33 kilometers under Bohol island, hence there was no tsunami threat. Initially it’s magnitude was evaluated at 7.4, then it was downgraded to 7.1.