04 Feb '12, 3pm

6.0-magnitude quake hits off Philippines, no tsunami warning issued: MANILA (AFP) - A 6.0-magnitude quake struck...

MANILA (AFP) - A 6.0-magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued. The quake hit at 13.09 GMT (9.09pm Singapore time) off the island of Samar, at a depth of 60km around 100km north of the city of Guiuan, USGS said. The epicentre was around 600km east of the capital Manila, according to USGS. Philippine seismologists measured the quake at a much-weaker 4.7-magnitude, said Alex Flores, duty officer at the operations centre of the government's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

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