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Two earthquakes of 4.9-magnitude strike Philippines.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Nearly half an hour ago, Philippines was struck by two earthquakes of similiar magnitude. One struck near Ipil, Zamboanga, while the latest one struck in Sulu Sea, 43 km southwest of Bayawan, Philippines at a depth of 49.9km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

The first earthquake is yet to be confirmed, but the last one was felt in Basay (pop. 4,300) located 30 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Bayawan (pop. 36,100) located 37 km from the epicenter, Santa Catalina (pop. 26,500) 40 km away, Asia (pop. 23,500) 45 km away, Sipalay (pop. 24,000) 69 km away, Tanjay (pop. 39,200) 78 km away, Bais City (pop. 65,600) 80 km away, Dumaguete City (pop. 113,500) 84 km away, and Kabankalan (pop. 136,500) 97 km away.

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