Strong Earthquake Hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (September 6, 2013)--A moderately strong earthquake jolted the northern tip of the Philippines Friday, but no damage or injuries were been reported, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The institute said the magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck late Friday about 26 miles southeast of Uyugan township in the northernmost province of Batanes and was was centered at a depth of 183 114 miles.

The institute recorded at least one aftershock.

Ivy Aria of the Office of Civil Defense said no damage or injuries were reported.

The Philippine archipelago is in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.


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