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Intensity 5.2 quake jolts Batanes

July 22, 2007 2:36pm

Tags: Batanes
A magnitude-5.2 quake rocked the island-province of Batanes in extreme northern Philippines Sunday morning, but no damage or casualty was immediately reported.

The United States Geological Service (USGS) said the quake was recorded at about 10:58 a.m., with the epicenter at 40 km south of Basco town in Batanes.

In a report on its website (www.usgs.gov), the USGS said the epicenter was about 250 km northeast of Laoag, Ilocos Norte; or 560 km south of Taipei, Taiwan. -GMANews.TV
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