Philippines hit by 5.9 magnitude earthquake

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Philippines hit by 5.9 magnitude earthquake
Philippines hit by 5.9 magnitude earthquake

A magnitude of 5.9 earthquake struck the Bohol region in central Philippines today, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

The PHIVOLCS said the earthquake at 12.59 am local time, occurred at a depth of 551 kilometers, about 41 kilometers southeast of the town of Lila.

No death or damage report was received, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the institute, tremors were also felt in Borongan City, the eastern capital of the province of Eastern Samar.

It also expects follow-up shakes to occur.

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