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Massive 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Philippines.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Minutes ago a significant 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the South China Sea, 86 km northwest of Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines at a depth of 36.2km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might still 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 most likely felt in Namuac (pop. 3,000) located 38 km from the epicenter, and Claveria (pop. 10,600) 42 km away.
In Cabaritan East (pop. 9,300) located 61 km from the epicenter, Ballesteros (pop. 5,600) 62 km away, Aparri (pop. 33,200) 74 km away, Laoag (pop. 102,100) 110 km away, and Batac City (pop. 53,500) 124 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.

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