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Moderate earthquake rocks Leyte in central Philippines

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An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude rocked Leyte province in the central Philippines on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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In a report, the Phivolcs said that the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded 5 km northwest of Albuera, a town in Leyte province. It reportedly struck at 6:26 a.m. local time (2226 GMT Tuesday) with a depth of 5 km.

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, was felt strongly in Ormoc City at intensity 5.

Phivolcs said it was felt in Pastrana town at intensity 4 and in Tacloban City and Palo town at intensity 3.


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