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5.5m earthquake strikes Babuyan islands



Earthquake rocks southwest China. PHOTO: CNN

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck the Babuyan Islands in the northern Philippines on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was at a depth of 34 km (21.13 miles), the USGS said.

The Philippines’ state seismology agency said it was expecting aftershocks but no damage as a result of the offshore quake.

The Southeast Asian nation lies within the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where volcanic activity and quakes are common.


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