USGS: Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Philippines

February 6, 2012 07:02


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SINGAPORE - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake, at a depth at 29 miles, struck off the Philippines on Monday, northeast of Dumaguete, Negros island, at 0349 GMT, the US Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that based on all available data a Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected.

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