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M 5.4 in Philippines on 12 Apr 2017 20:01 UTC
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Philippines: NDRRMC Update: Sitrep No.7 re Effects of April 2017 Series of EQs in Batangas
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:21:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW: A phenomenon called earthquake swarm is currently happening at Batangas. An earthquake swarm is a burst of earthquake activity clustered in a specific area in a short period of time due to movement of a fault. The Batangas swarm started on 04 April at 8:58 PM and is still ongoing to date.

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Philippines: Philippines - Earthquake activity UPDATE (GDACS, USGS, NDRRMC, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 April 2017)
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:45:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

The seismic activity in the Philippines continued on 12 April. A new earthquake of magnitude 5.4 M at a depth of 10 km hit central Mindanao at 20.01 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 20 km east of Wao (Lanao del Sur). USGS-PAGER indicates shaking up to "strong " for 9 000 people. A 5.

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Flash floods in Western Indonesia kill two, quake hits Philippines
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:33:00 +0200   vietnamplus-en (en)

Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesian authorities on April 13 said flash floods in Indonesia’s western province of Aceh left two dead and one missing while damaging hundreds of houses. Heavy downpours led to flash floods in Aceh Tenggara and Aceh Barat districts, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson....

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5.7-Magnitude Underwater Earthquake Caught By Diver In Philippines Video
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:23:00 +0200   manilametro (en)

posted a video on Facebook showing moments when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit while he was underwater with other divers."How do you feel the 5.7-magnitude earthquake underwater????" the title of the video, posted by Jan Paul Rodriguez April 8, reads....

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Houses damaged as earthquake hits southern Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:06:00 +0200   straitstimesSG (en)

MANILA • A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn yesterday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, the authorities said. There were no immediate reports of serious casualties but electricity was cut and water pipes ruptured in Lanao....

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Philippines: Philippines - Earthquake activity (GDACS, NDRRMC, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 12 April 2017)
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:43:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

The increased seismic activity of the past 10 days in the Philippines continued on 11 April with a 5.8 Mw earthquake in Mindanao. The earthquake took place at 21.21 UTC at a shallow depth of 8km and its epicentre was in the Wao municipality. Shaking was up to "Very Strong" for 36 000 people. As of 6.

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Magnitude 6 earthquake hits southern Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:52:00 +0200   gulfnews (en)

Manila: A magnitude 6 earthquake hit Lanao del Sur in the southern Philippines and sent strong tremors in six nearby southern cities at 5:21am on Wednesday, officials said. The tremor occurred 6 km west of Wao in Lanao del Sur at a depth of 1 km, and caused destructive Intensity VII in parts of Wao,....

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PHILIPPINES EARTHQUAKE - 5.8 Magnitude earthquake shakes Mindanao region of Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:31:00 +0200   efe (en)

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook the Mindanao region of the Philippines early Wednesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at 5.21 am local time, with its epicenter located around 7 kilometers north of Osias, Mindanao, at a depth of 8.3 km, the USGS reports.

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Houses damaged as strong quake hits south Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:11:00 +0200   emirates247 (en)

A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn on Wednesday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of serious casualties but electricity was cut and water pipes ruptured in Lanao del....

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Earthquake measuring 6.0 jolts south Philippines, houses damaged
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:56:00 +0200   expressindia (en)

Published:April 12, 2017 8:51 am AFP A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn on Wednesday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of serious casualties but electricity was cut....

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Powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 jolts southern Philippines, houses and roads damaged
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:52:00 +0200   ibtimes-sg (en)

A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the center of Mindanao island in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology....

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Houses damaged as strong quake hits south Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:51:00 +0200   HindustanTimes (en)

A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn on Wednesday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of serious casualties but electricity was cut and water pipes ruptured in Lanao del....

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Houses damaged as strong quake hits south Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:34:00 +0200   themalaymailonline (en)

Confined patients of Miranda Family hospital stay outside after an earthquake hit Surigao city, southern Philippines , February 10, 2017. — Reuters pic MANILA, April 12 — A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn today, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, authorities said.

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Houses Damaged as Strong Quake Hits South Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:16:00 +0200   news18 (en)

Manila: A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn on Wednesday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of serious casualties but electricity was cut and water pipes ruptured in....

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Houses damaged as strong quake hits south Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:12:00 +0200   AsiaOne (en)

MANILA - A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn on Wednesday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of serious casualties but electricity was cut and water pipes ruptured in....

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Houses damaged as strong quake hits south Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:24:00 +0200   india (en)

Manila, Apr 12 (AFP) A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn today, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of serious casualties but electricity was cut and water pipes....

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Houses damaged as strong quake hits south Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:07:00 +0200   business-times (en)

[MANILA] A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn on Wednesday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of serious casualties but electricity was cut and water pipes ruptured in....

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Houses damaged as strong quake hits south Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:51:00 +0200   business-standard (en)

A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn today, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets for safety, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of serious casualties but electricity was cut and water pipes ruptured in Lanao del Sur, a....

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M6.0 earthquake jolts S. Philippines
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:03:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

DAVAO CITY, the Philippines , April 12 (Xinhua) -- A earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck parts of southern Philippines on Wednesday, state seismologists said. The quake which hit around 5:21 a.m. local time was traced 6 kilometers east of Wao town, in Mindanao's Lanao del Sur....

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5.7-Magnitude Underwater Earthquake Caught By Diver In Philippines [Video]
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:49:00 +0200   ibtimes-mx (en)

Stay connected to the biggest stories unfolding in technology. The IBTech Newsletter keeps you connected to the biggest stories unfolding in technology. Have you ever wondered how an earthquake feels underwater? Now you can see it. A diver in the Philippines posted a video on Facebook showing moments when a 5.

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