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A moderate 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck Zamboanga Penisula Philippines.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Two hours ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Celebes Sea, 95 km east of Zamboanga City, Philippines at a shallow depth of 10km. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported the quake as a 5.2-magnitude.

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

The earthquake was felt in Olutanga (pop. 7,100) located 30 km from the epicenter, Laparay (pop. 2,100) located 41 km from the epicenter, Mabuhay (pop. 2,800) 42 km away, Talusan (pop. 5,800) 44 km away, Katipunan (pop. 10,600) 60 km away, Margosatubig (pop. 14,600) 65 km away, Ipil (pop. 19,200) 90 km away, and Zamboanga City (pop. 457,600) 95 km away.

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