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5.8 quake jolts Metro, Luzon By Jason Faustino 03/22/2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

5.8 quake jolts Metro, Luzon

By Jason Faustino 03/22/2011

Filipinos were sent into earthquake and tsunami scare yesterday night as a magnitude of 5.8 quake jolted major parts of Luzon, including parts of Metro Manila, a day after a magnitude of 6.1 quake hit Northern Luzon.

In an interview over GMA 7, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) head Renato Solidum Jr. said the quake was recorded at 6:36 p.m. and was tectonic.

“This is our initial estimate the quake’s magnitude registered at 5.8 at the stretch of 34 km. The epicenter was near Lubang Island as the fault moved,” Solidum said..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20110322met3.html

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