5.8 earthquake strikes Mindanao, Philippines

© earthquake.usgs.gov

A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, the US Geological Survey reports.

The quake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale according to the USGS’ preliminary information, struck at a depth of 74.4 km several kilometers east of the city of General Santos, which has a population of over 600,000. (RT)