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article imagePhilippines struck by another powerful earthquake, aftershock

By Andrew Moran     Jul 24, 2010 in World
Cotabato - For the fourth time in less than 12 hours, the Philippines was rocked again by a strong earthquake. This time the earthquake was measured at a 6.5-magnitude.
The Philippines has been struck by three powerful earthquakes all ranging from 7.3-magnitude to 7.6-magnitude, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Four aftershocks have also been reported ranging from 4.4-magnitude to 5.4-magnitude.
Hours later, the Philippines was hit once again by a strong earthquake measured at 6.5-magnitude, according to USGS. The earthquakes so far have been quite deep. The latest one was measured at 350.4 miles (563.9 km).
The earthquake was located in Moro Gulf, Mindanao, which is 85 miles (136 km) southwest of Cotabato and 600 miles (965 km) east of Bandar, Brunei.
There have been no immediate reports of fatalities, injuries or significant damage. Bloomberg News reports that no tsunami warning has been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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