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5.3-magnitude quake hits Philippines
5.3-magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila, Jan 23 (TIWN) An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit Davao Oriental province in the Philippines on Sunday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which occurred at 2.23 p.m., hit at a depth of 19 km, about 98 km southeast of the town of Manay, reports Xinhua news.  The institute said the tectonic quake will trigger aftershocks but will not cause damage.

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