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6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Philippine main Luzon Island

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Added On August 11, 2017

MANILA, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Philippine main Luzon Island on Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
 
The Phivolcs said the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded 5 kilometers southwest of Lian, a town in Batangas province around 1:28 p.m. local time with a depth of 161 kilometers.
 
The quake was also felt in the Philippine capital of Manila.
 
Phivolcs said it has not received any reported damage as a result of the quake. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum told a local radio station that the deep quake will not trigger a tsunami.
 
The U.S. Geographical Survey said it has recorded 6.2-magnitude quake in the area with a depth of 168 kilometers.
 
USGS said the quake was also felt in nearby provinces like Laguna all the way up to Metro Manila.