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Magnitude 6.5 SAMAR, PHILIPPINES

2003 November 18 17:14:22 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred about 80 km (50 miles) east of Calbayog, Samar, Philippines or about 560 km (345 miles) east southeast of Manila, Philippines at 10:14 AM MST, Nov 18, 2003 (Nov 19 at 1:14 AM local time in Philippines). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.


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