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5.5 quake jolts Samar


11:02 PM January 19th, 2013

January 19th, 2013 11:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines—A 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook Samar island at 9:48 p.m. Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake that struck 15 kilometers southwest of Balangkayan, Eastern Samar.

It was felt at varying intensities in the following areas:

    • Intensity V- Borongan, Eastern Samar; Llorente, E. Samar
    • Intensity IV- Tacloban City; Palo. Leyte; Basey, W. Samar
  • Intensity III- Abuyog, Leyte
  • Intensity II – St. Bernard, S. Leyte
  • Intensity I- Surigao City

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