Marines load relief supplies onto a KC-130J Hercules aircraft on Nov. 11 2013 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, during preparation for a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief for Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, killing an estimated 10,000 people. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific is working with the Philippine government to rapidly deliver humanitarian assistance and disaster relief after Haiyan, one of the most powerful Typhoons ever recorded, made landfall on Friday. UPI/Joshua Diddams/DOD | License Photo
It was in the same region that a 7.2-magnitude earthquake killed at least 173 people last month.
Tuesday's quake also occurred south of the region where Typhoon Haiyan inflicted a heavy death toll and caused massive destruction since making a landfall last Friday.