21 May '11, 3pm

Moderate quake hits northern Philippines: MANILA - AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the nor...

MANILA - AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the northern Philippines on Saturday, authorities reported. The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 9.08pm (9.08pm Singapore time), a few kilometres northeast of Ilagan, the capital of Isabela province, a duty officer with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology told AFP. A civil defence official in Isabela told AFP there were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Survey, which uses a different scale, said the quake had a magnitude of 5.3 and put its depth at 45km. -- AFP

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channelnewsasia.com 21 May '11, 4pm

MANILA: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the northern Philippines late Saturday, causing localised pow...