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article image6.1 magnitude earthquake shakes northwestern Luzon Philippines

By Leo Reyes     Jun 17, 2012 in Environment
A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked northwestern Luzon in the Philippines Sunday morning according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
The earthquake had a depth of 35.3 km (21.9 miles) and was located 15.574°N, 119.609°E . It struck 06:18:48 AM.
Nearest point at epicenter was located 109 km (67 miles) NW of Olongapo City and 182 km (113 miles) NW of Manila, according to USGS.
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) had a magnitude data slightly lower than USGS at 6.0, according to Inquirer.net
Makati City in Metro Manila had an intensity of 4.0 with the same intensity felt in the towns of Bolinao and Bugallon, in Pangasinan, 3 in San Fernando City, La Union; and 2 in Plaridel, Bulacan.
According to Benito Ramos, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), no damage was reported in the areas near the epicenter of the earthquake.
ABS-CBN News reported that Phivolcs has not issued a tsunami warning in the coastal areas where the earthquake happened.
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