20 Mar '11, 9am

6.4 magnitude earthquake has just hit the Philippines

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 117km north-east of Laoag city in Luzon island at a depth of 50km, the institute said. The United States Geological Survey recorded the quake as magnitude 6.0, and said it struck at a depth of 36 km. -- AFP

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