Two earthquakes jolt northern Philippines

May 14th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin  

Manila, May 14 (Xinhua) Two moderate earthquakes hit northern Philippines early Wednesday without causing any damage, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), said. An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale was recorded at 05.48 a.m. in Dinapigui town in Isabella province. The epicenter was 21 km northeast of Dinapigui, Phivolcs said.

Another earthquake measuring 4.2 was recorded earlier at 12.38 a.m. with its epicenter traced at 102 km east of Cauayan in Isabella, it said.

Both the earthquakes were of tectonic origin, Phivolcs said.

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