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Magnitude 7.6 quake hits Philippines

March 5, 2002 at 5:32 PM   |   Comments

MANILA, Philippines, March 5 (UPI) -- A major earthquake hit the Philippines' Mindanao Island Wednesday, the U.S. National Earthquake Information Center said.

The 7.6 magnitude quake occurred about 620 miles south-southeast of the capital, Manila, at 5:16 a.m.

There were no reports of damage or casualties, but the NEIC said the earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.

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