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5.5 quake jolts Samar

/ 11:02 PM January 19, 2013

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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