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5.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Philippines

Christian Fernsby |
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 struck Occidental Mindoro province on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

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The institute said the earthquake, which struck at 5:12 p.m. local time, hit at a depth of 104 kilometers, about 23 kilometers northeast of Paluan.

The earthquake was also felt in Metro Manila, Batangas province, Zambales province on the main Luzon island. The institute said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, is expected to trigger aftershocks but not cause damage.

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