The tremor that occurred 8 kilometers southwest of Magsaysay at 2:24 p.m. was of tectonic origin and, according to Phivolcs, was 17 kilometers deep.

A 6.1 magnitude quake struck the same city and its surrounding areas in February Areas and left at least three people injured.

The Philippines is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of intense seismic activity that extends from Japan through Southeast Asia to the Pacific Basin.

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