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A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Philippines followed by two smaller quakes hours later.

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Three hours ago the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported that Philippines once again experienced another earthquake, two days after a strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck the country, followed by a number of aftershocks.

The 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck South China Sea, 48 km northwest of San Fernando, Philippines and is considered to be a light earthquake. It occured at a depth of 33km. Two smaller quakes occured minutes after today’s quake of 3.0 and 3.2-magnitude.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake did not cause any significant damage. Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Catarman (pop. 2,200) located 56 km from the epicenter, Candon (pop. 11,200) 59 km away, Vigan (pop. 48,500) 63 km away, Bantay (pop. 10,100) 64 km away, Santa Maria (pop. 28,000) 67 km away, Tagudin (pop. 35,800) 68 km away, San Fernando (pop. 83,000) 83 km away, and Bauang (pop. 17,100) 92 km away.

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