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7.6-magnitude quake strikes off Philippines

08-31-2012 23:44 BJT Special Report:Philippine earthquake |

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A 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck near the east coast of the Philippines. A tsunami warning has been issued for the region.

According to the US Geological Survey and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the epicentre of quake was about 100 kilometers from the town of Guiuan in Samar province. Its focus was about 33 kilometers below ground. A tsunami warning has been issued for Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Palau and Papua New Guinea. An official at the Philippines’ Volcanolgy Institute says damage is expected to be caused in Samar province, but no report has been received yet.


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