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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.

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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.

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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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