An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale struck Mindanao, the southern region of Philippines on Sunday, December 3, t he United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Earlier on Saturday, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred near Mindanao. This prompted the issuance of evacuation orders for a portion of the region and the southwest coast of Japan due to the possibility of tsunami waves measuring at least one metre (3 feet). Earthquake in Philippines: Quake of Magnitude 6.9 on Richter Scale Hits Mindanao (Watch Video).

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