• 3 moderate quakes jolt Luzon, Mindanao

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    Three moderate earthquakes shook various parts of Luzon and Mindanao province on Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

    In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the first quake with a magnitude of 3.1 occurred at 1:48 a.m. Its epicenter was traced 82 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental with a shallow depth of 69 kilometer.

    The second tremor with a magnitude of 3.3 happened at 2:31 a.m. and its epicenter was located 23 kilometers southwest of Calatagan town in Batangas.

    Another quake with magnitude of 2.1 occurred in Batangas at around 6:41 a.m. Its epicenter was traced six kilometers southwest of Mabini.

    The quake had a shallow depth of one kilometer.Phivolcs said the quake was felt at Intensity 2 at the Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.

    Phivolcs said despite of the felt intensities, there was no report of damage or casualty from these tremors, which were all tectonic in origin and they also do not expect aftershocks from it. PNA

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