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Magnitude 5.3 quake hits Philippines

Manila : An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit Davao Oriental province in the southern Philippines on Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The institute said the quake hit at a depth of 19 kilometers, about 98 kilometers southeast of the town of Manay. The region was struck by magnitude 6.1 and 5.4 earthquakes on Saturday. The Philippines has frequent seismic activities due to its location along the Pacific Ring of Fire characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. 

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