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5.5 quake jolts Samar

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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.

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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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