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Strong quake hits off Philippines coast

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit off the northern coast of the Philippines on Sunday, local seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.



Manila: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit off
the northern coast of the Philippines on Sunday, local
seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of any
damage or casualties.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
said there was no immediate tsunami alert, but said it was
continuing to monitor northern areas.
The quake was located 117 kilometres northeast of Laoag
city in Luzon island at a depth of 50 kilometres, the
institute said.

The United States Geological Survey recorded the quake as
magnitude 6.0, and said it struck at a depth of 36 kilometres.

PTI

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