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Earthquake Strikes Philippines

An earthquake has struck the Samar region of the Philippines. The preliminary magnitude was 5.7, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Details from the USGS:


Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:55:37 UTC

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 08:55:37 PM at epicenter

Location: 11.162°N, 125.831°E

Depth: 36 km (22.4 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

19 km (11 miles) NE of Guiuan, Samar, Philippines

93 km (57 miles) E of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

156 km (96 miles) NNE of Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines

652 km (405 miles) SE of MANILA, Philippines

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

Live Science Staff
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