Friday, April 8, 2011

5.2-magnitude quake jolts Philippines

8 April 2011, 11:11 PM
MANILA — A moderate 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted the Philippines early Saturday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings issued.
The earthquake struck at 2:29 am (18:29 GMT) around 105 kilometres (65 miles) southwest of Olongapo on the Philippines’ Luzon island and 125 kms southwest of the capital Manila, the US Geological Survey said.
People in the Philippines have been nervous about a potential killer quake following the devastating ones to have hit Japan and New Zealand recently.
Like those countries, the Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire — a belt around the Pacific Ocean dotted by active volcanoes and tectonic trenches.


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