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Earthquake hits Cebu City, Philippines

A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.9 hits Negros and Cebu, Philippines on February 6, 2012.  Iloilo City was also hit by a magnitude 5 and the areas of Kalibo, Aklan; San Jose de Buenavista and Pandan, Antique and Dipolog City felt magnitude 4 according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The February 6, 2012 Cebu earthquake  has a depth of 33km, struck the area at 11:49 am. Its epicenter was recorded off 71 km (44 miles) SSE (161°) of Bacolod, Negros, Philippines.  Phivolcs has yet to release a bulletin on this latest earthquake which hits the Philippines.  The agency however said that  damage and aftershocks are expected from the quake.

We will be monitoring further developments as they come in.

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