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4.6 quake hits off Samar island

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4.6 quake hits off Samar island

/ 07:25 PM June 22, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit off Samar island at 6:08 p.m. Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The tectonic quake struck 108 kilometers of at a depth of 37 kilometers  east of Guiuan town in Eastern Samar.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

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

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