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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocks Eastern Visayas

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A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked the central Philippine province of Eastern Samar on Friday, according PHIVOLCS.

The temblor, which was tectonic in origin and has a depth of 003 kilometers, was located at 10.74N, 125.66E - 033 km S 12° W of Guiuan. It occurred at 1:31 p.m.

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It was felt as intensity 4 in Borongan City; intensity III in Palo, Leyte and San Francisco, Southern Leyte; intensity 2 in Surigao City; and intensity 1 in Ormoc and Gingoog cities.

There were no reported damage but PHIVOLCS said aftershocks should be expected.

In October, three strong earthquakes rocked the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, killing over 20 people and leaving thousands displaced. —KBK, GMA News

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