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January 20, 2015 9:29am A magnitude-5.6 quake hit the Tawi-Tawi area in Mindanao before dawn Tuesday, with state seismologists warning of possible aftershocks. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake was recorded at 1:19 a.m., and was tectonic in origin.

A magnitude-5.6 quake hit the Tawi-Tawi area in Mindanao before dawn Tuesday, with state seismologists warning of possible aftershocks.
 
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake was recorded at 1:19 a.m., and was tectonic in origin.
 
In its initial bulletin, it said the epicenter was 16 km southwest of Simunul in Tawi-Tawi.
 
The quake was felt in:
 
  • Intensity IV: Simunul, Bongao and Panglima Sugala, Tawi-tawi; Siasi, Sulu
  • Intensity III: Languyan, Tawi-tawi; Maimbung, Sulu
 
While Phivolcs said no damage was likely, aftershocks are possible.  Joel Locsin/RSJ, GMA News
 
 
 
Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/411341/news/regions/magnitude-5-6-quake-hits-tawi-tawi-area-phivolcs-warns-of-aftershockshttp://http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/411341/news/regions/magnitude-5-6-quake-hits-tawi-tawi-area-phivolcs-warns-of-aftershocks
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