13 Jul '11, 10am

6.2 magnitude earthquake rocks the Philippines

MANILA - A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Negros Island in the Philippines, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake, which struck at 4.47am (local time) on Monday, had its epicentre 126km west-north-west of the city of Dumaguete on Negros Island and 575km south-south-east of Manila, the Philippine capital, at a depth of 19km, according to the United States Geological survey. The quake was followed by a 5.1-magnitude aftershock about 15 minutes later. There were no immediate reports of casualties and the local authorities were confident there was no damage caused by the earthquake. "We have checked the nearby areas and we did not get any reports of damage or casualties," said Mr Nazario Caro, a duty officer at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Panay. No tsunami warning was issued following the quake. The Philippines sits ...

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