Earthquake hits Philippines

October 7th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Earthquake in PhilippinesThere was an earthquake in Samar,Philippines with the magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake occurred on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 at 03:34:41 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time ) and Tuesday, October 07, 2008 at 11:34:41 AM at epicenter local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 40 km (25 miles) NW of Guiuan, Samar, Philippines, 55 km (35 miles) E of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, 130 km (80 miles) SE of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines, 615 km (380 miles) SE of MANILA, Philippines.

Previously, on October 2nd, 2008 , an earthquake in Mindanao,Philippines with the magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale.

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