Earthquake Today in Philippines: 5.5 Quake in Mindanao; Burgos, Tandang, Lianga

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 30, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Mindanao island close to Burgos on Friday night.

The quake hit about 26 miles from Burgos, the US Geological Survey said.

The temblor also struck near Burgos, Tandag, Lianga, and Tagbina.

It’s unclear if there was any damage done.

Also unclear if there was any injuries.

AP: Quake strikes southwestern China; at least 33 hurt 

BEIJING (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake struck southwestern China near the border with Myanmar on Friday, injuring at least 33 people.

Residents fled buildings and students evacuated schools that had already been damaged by a quake in the same area last week.

Five of the injured people were in serious condition, said a woman at the Yunnan provincial earthquakemonitoring bureau, who gave only her surname, Xu.

The quake in Yunnan’s Yingjiang county was registered at magnitude 6.1 by China’s earthquake monitoring agency, but at 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Electricity was cut to some areas in the quake zone, but communications were not affected.

More than 1,000 soldiers were helping rescue efforts and tents and bedding were sent to aid survivors. About 300,000 people live in the area.

A tremor lasting a few seconds was felt in Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar’s northeastern state of Kachin, and in the town of Bhamo, according to people reached there by phone. There were no reports of injuries or damage there.

China’s mountainous southwest suffers frequent earthquakes. Last August, a quake in Yunnan killed five people.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.