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Earthquake Hits Near the Philippines

An earthquake has struck near the Philippines. The preliminary magnitude was 6.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami is expected to be produced by the temblor. Details from the USGS:


July 11, 2011 at 20:47:04 UTC

July 12, 2011 at 04:47:04 AM at epicenter

Location: 9.535 N, 122.175 E

Depth: 19 km (11.8 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

126 km (78 miles) WNW of Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines

135 km (83 miles) SSW of Iloilo, Panay, Philippines

151 km (93 miles) SSW of Bacolod, Negros, Philippines

576 km (357 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.