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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits Occidental Mindoro, Philippines.

Image Credit: VolcanoDiscovery

Just minutes ago the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a very strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Occidental Mindoro, Philippines at a shallow depth of 29km. The earthquake occurred on Monday morning at 05:05am. The epicenter was along the Manila trench at 14.05°N, 119.12°E -110km N 79° W of Lubang.

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, but it is unlikely.

Many towns or cities most likely felt this earthquake. It is unknown how much infrastructural damage was caused and whether a tsunami alert has been issued. More details to follow.

Update: The magnitude was revised upwards to 6.4 from 6.3. No tsunami alert has been issued for Hawaii and the Philippines.


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