Saturday, January 14, 2012

5.8-magnitude quake hits Philippine island region - Yahoo! News

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude-5.8 earthquake in the Babuyan Islands region off the northern tip of the Philippines.

The U.S.G.S. said the earthquake struck at 12:36 a.m. Sunday (1636 GMT Saturday). Its epicenter, with a depth of 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers), is about 317 miles (511 kilometers) north of Manila.

There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any warnings or advisories.

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