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article image5.9-magnitude earthquake shakes North Luzon, Metro Manila

By Leo Reyes     Jul 26, 2011 in Environment
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Iba, Zambales in northern Philippines, with aftershocks reaching as far as Metro Manila around 1:15 a.m. local time on Tuesday.
The United States Geological Survey says the earthquake's epicenter was traced in Luzon region at 14.970°N, 120.119°E or 14 miles northwest of Olongapo City with a depth of 21.7 miles.
There were no reported casualties or damages to properties so far. No tsunami alert was issued by local authorities.
The latest earthquake to hit the Philippines occurred as the northern tip of Luzon Island is being battered by strong winds and heavy rainfall brought about by tropical depression "Juaning" which is expected to hit land on Wednesday afternoon.
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