Two mild earthquakes hit Luzon and 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 yesterday.

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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 km.

State volcanologists said there was no damage recorded.

A  4.1 magnitude quake shook Surigao del Norte at 4:40a.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.

JING VILLAMENTE

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