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6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Batanes—USGS

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05:34 AM April 11th, 2013

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April 11th, 2013 05:34 AM

MANILA, Philippines—A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Batan Islands region (Batanes) in the northern Philippines in the early hours of Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake hit at 4:20 a.m. (2020 GMT) at a depth of 15.9 kilometers (9.9 miles). No tsunami warning has been issued.

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