6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Philippines

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off Negros Island in the Philippines, according to the U.S. Geological survey.

The quake, which struck at 20:47 GMT, had its epicenter 78 miles (126 kilometers) west-northwest of the city of Dumaguete on Negros Island and 357 miles (576 kilometers) south-southeast of Manila, the Philippine capital, at a depth of 11.8 miles (19 kilometers).

The quake was followed by a 5.1-magnitude aftershock at 21:03 GMT.

No Tsunami warning was issued following the quake and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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