Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interimRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 23, 1:33
Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrive in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
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.