Quakes hit off Leyte

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04:30 PM June 8th, 2013

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June 8th, 2013 04:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines—A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck off Leyte at 3:37 p.m. Saturday about five hours after a 5.6-strong tremor hit the area, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The latest quake occurred 121 kilometers northeast of Burgos town in Surigao del Norte at a depth of 55 kilometers.

Earlier at 10:11 a.m., a 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit 88 kilometers northeast of Burgos at a shallow depth of two kilometers.

At 2 p.m. a 4.3 quake struck 115 kilometers northeast of Burgos.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates often collide causing seismic and volcanic activity.

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