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Earthquake hits Philippine Capital

(UPDATE 2) An earthquake has hit several parts of Manila Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology confirmed.

In a televised interview, Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said the 6:27 p.m. earthquake registered a magnitude 5.8, its epicenter recorded in Lubang Island.

Solidum later clarified in a radio interview the earthquake registered a 5.7 magnitude.

The earthquake was also personally felt by the staff of Yahoo! Philippines.

Solidum said Intensity 4 was recorded in the following areas: Manila City; Marikina City; Talisay, Batangas; Tagaytay City.

Intensity III - Quezon City; Alabang; Makati; Taguig; Malabon; Bacoor, Cavite; Lubang Island; San Jose, Mindoro Occidental.; Abra de Ilog; Calapan, Mindoro Oriental.

Intensity II - Lucban, Quezon; Plaridel, Bulacan; Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija; Baguio City

In a separate report by United States Geolog

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Added: Apr-8-2011 Occurred On: Apr-8-2011
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