6 quakes hit Philippines

/ 04:24 PM December 02, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—A series of six mild earthquakes hit the Philippines Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported.

There was no report of damage or injuries.


The quakes occurred from 12:11 a.m. until 8 a.m. on Friday, said Phivolcs.

The first quake had a 3.1 magnitude, and was detected at 12:11 a.m.  Its epicenter was located 49 kilometers northeast of Burgos, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, Philvolcs said.


At 2:25 a.m., a 2.8 magnitude quake was recorded by Philvolcs. Its epicenter was located four kilometers northwest of Caluya, Antique.

At 3:31 a.m., a 3.1 magnitude earthquake took place, with its epicenter located 15 kilometers northwest of Virac, Catanduanes.

A 3.6 magnitude quake was recorded at 4:40 a.m., with its epicenter 57 kilometers northeast of Burgos, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte.

The strongest of the tremors, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake, was recorded  at 5:59 a.m. Its epicenter was located 65 kilometers northeast of San Policarpio in Eastern Samar.

A 2.9 magnitude quake was also detected at 8:25 a.m., with its epicenter located 35 kilometers southeast of Palayan City in Nueva Ecija.

All of the earthquakes were tectonic in origin, Philvolcs said.

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