6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, March 25 (UPI) — A strong earthquake struck the Philippines Thursday but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter of the 6.1 magnitude quake was in the sea, about 85 miles (135 kilometers) southwest of the capital of Manila and about 80 miles (124 kilometers) west-northwest of Calapan in Mindoro.

CNN, quoting the Philippines media, reported the quake was felt in Quezon City on the island of Luzon and also in the Lubang Island.

The Philippines National Disaster Coordinating Council said initial reports indicated no damage or injuries in the affected region, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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