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5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines


Philippines — An earthquake with magnitude 5.4 occurred northeast of Looc, Occidental Mindoro Monday evening.

Phivolcs said the quake was tectonic in origin, had a “depth of focus” of 101 kilometers, and no damage could result from it, but aftershocks are expected.

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US Geological Service said the epicenter was in Balitoc, Calatagan in Batangas. USGS recorded the quake at magnitude 5.8.


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