Strong earthquake rocks Philippines

September 27th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Earthquake in PhilippinesThere was an earthquake in Mindoro,Philippines with the magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake occured on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 03:09:13 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time ) and Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 11:09:13 AM at epicenter local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 5 km (45 miles) WSW of Batangas, Luzon, Philippines,75 km (45 miles) W of Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines,145 km (90 miles) SSW of Manila, Philippines, 160 km (100 miles) S of Olongapo, Luzon, Philippines.

Previously, there was an earthquake on May 31, 2008 with a magnitude of 6.4 which hit the e Pacific Ocean off the northern Philippines but then the quake was also felt at outheastern Taiwan. Last there were no injury or any damage.

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