MILD QUAKES HIT LUZON, MINDANAO

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Two moderate earthquakes hit parts of Luzon and Mindanao early morning Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The first quake with magnitude 3.0 on the Richter scale occurred at 3:06 a.m. with its epicenter traced some 17 kilometers northeast of Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro, at a depth of 53 kilometers. State volcanologists said there were no damages recorded, while a 4.1 magnitude quake shook Surigao del Norte at 4:40 a.m., 113 kilometers northeast of Burgos town. It had a depth of 33 kilometers, Phivolcs said. The agency added that both quakes were tectonic in origin, and there were no aftershocks recorded and expected from the said quakes.

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