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6.1 magnitude earthquake rocks central Philippines.

by John Ojewale
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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the central Philippines in the early hours of Thursday. The strong and shallow quake struck off Masbate province in the centre of the archipelago nation. This happened shortly after 2:00 a.m. local time (1800GMT), jolting people awake.


The US Geological Survey said there may be a possible local seismological warning and possible damage.

The epicentre was 11 kilometres (seven miles) from the nearest village of Miaga, in Uson municipality, on the province’s main island of Masbate, USGS said.

Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

cc: The Times of India.

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