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Light 4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Eastern Visayas, Philippines.

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An hour ago the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck Eastern Samar, 41 km northeast of Panalanoy, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines at a depth of 31km.

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

Based on preliminary data the earthquake should not have caused any significant damage. Weak shaking was most likely felt in Balangkayan (pop. 3,200) located 20 km from the epicenter, Llorente (pop. 7,900) 21 km away, and Borongan City (pop. 16,500) 26 km away, Panalanoy (pop. 189,100) located 41 km from the epicenter, Tacloban City (pop. 242,100) 41 km away, Palo (pop. 17,500) 47 km away, Tanauan (pop. 16,600) 48 km away, Catbalogan (pop. 68,100) 66 km away, and Ormoc City (pop. 191,200) 92 km away.

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