(Source: earthquake-report.com)

The quake struck the southern city of Surigao and surrounding areas, causing some walls to collapse, government seismologists and civil defence officers said.

One woman died of a heart attack while at least 29 people were injured, local television reports added.

It was just one of over a hundred aftershocks to hit Surigao city on Mindanao Island since a 6.5-magnitude quake on February 10th that left eight dead and over 250 injured.

The Philippines is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where earthquakes and eruptions are frequent due to intense seismic activity./.

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