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Our Daily Planet: Philippines Earthquake and Glory's Failed Launch

Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.

Philippines Earthquake: A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the Philippines today, collapsing the walls of houses near Surigao City.

Glory Launch Failed: NASA's earth-observing satellite, Glory, launched this morning, but problems were detected minutes into the launch. The part of the rocket covering the satellite failed to separate, making the rocket too heavy and too slow to achieve orbit.

Shipwreck: Here's a video of what may be the oldest shipwreck ever discovered off the East Coast. [Related: Journey of North Carolina's Oldest Shipwreck ]

Garden Photo Contest: Finalists of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition have been announced. The finalists include amazing shots of insects and plants.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Shipwreck Festival and Iron Horse Fire

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at bisrael@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @btisrael.

Brett Israel was a staff writer for Live Science with a focus on environmental issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Georgia, a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, and has studied doctorate-level biochemistry at Emory University.