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A 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near Leyte Island, Philippines.

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Minutes ago, another earthquake struck Philippines seven days after a major earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro. Today’s earthquake occurred was reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) as a 5.3-magnitude. It struck in Leyte Island, Philippines at a shallow depth of 10km.

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.

The earthquake was felt by a number of towns or cities close to the epicenter. It has yet to be established the exact location of the quake, whether it was in Cebu or near Cebu. More details to follow.

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