Geography of the Philippines

Powerful Earthquake Hit the Philippines

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the Philippines, the world agencies reported, citing the American Geophysical Institute.

The quake's epicentre was 56 kilometers southwest of Davao City, at a depth of 53 kilometers.

A 6-year-old girl was killed when a wall collapsed during, Reuters reported, citing Matanao Mayor Vincent Fernandez.

Strong Earthquake Shook the Philippines, a Hotel Collapsed

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake was registered in the Philippines, Reuters reported citing the US Geological Survey.

The tremor was 37 kilometres west of Davao City, at a depth of 22 kilometres. So far, there are no reports of casualties and devastation, nor of a tsunami threat.

This is the third earthquake in the area since October 16.

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Philippines

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred 69 km north-northwest of the city of General Santos on the Philippine island of Mindanao, according to Reuters, citing the US Geophysical Institute.

The initially announced magnitude was 6.7, with an epicentre 70 km southwest of Davao City with a population of 1.21 million.

There are no reports for casualties and destruction.

Bulgarian Suspect in Bill Gates Hacking Arrested in Zamboanga City

A Bulgarian man suspected of hacking the bank account of Microsoft founder Bill Gates in 2011 was arrested at the Zamboanga City port area on Wednesday afternoon after he failed to present travel documents, ABS-CBN reported.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Zamboanga identified the suspect as Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov, 33.