6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Philippine capital

14:57, March 25, 2010      

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A strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Metro Manila on Thursday afternoon, according to the government seismology institute.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that in Quezon City, the earthquake registered at intensity 4.

Xinhua correspondent in Manila felt the tremor.

So far, there is no immediate report of causalities and damages.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the earthquake at 6.1 magnitude and at a depth of 33 kilometers. The quake's epicenter was at 124 kilometers west of the province of Batangas in Luzon, northern Philippines.

Source: Xinhua
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