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Earthquake in the Philippines

Updated On: Jun 01, 2009

Seismologists detected a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Saturday 30 May 2009 3:51am (1951 GMT Friday)

The earthquake jolted the ocean near the southern Philippines but no tsunami warning was immediately issued.

According to the US Geological Survey, the center of the quake was centred 71 kilometres (44 miles).

This is east-southeast of General Santos City on Mindanao island and the quake occurred at a depth of 158 kilometres.

This location is more than 1,000 kilometers southeast of Manila.

The Philippines is situated at a location where continental plates meet with constant seismic and volcanic activity.

No casualties or damages have been reported

Previously, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake had hit the southern region in August 2007.

Sources:

Channelnewsasia "Moderate quake hits Philippines" dated 30 May 2009 in Channelnewsasia website [downloaded on 30 May 2009], available athttp://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/432736/1/.ht...

Press TV, "Moderate earthquake jolts the Philippines" dated 30 May 2009 in the Press TV [downloaded on 30 May 2009], available at MVZ/JG/DThttp://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=96443&sectionid=3510212







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