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News Release

Friday, October 08, 2004 at 14:36:05 UTC

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

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred 90 km (55 miles) SSW of MANILA, Philippines at 8:36 AM MDT, Oct 8, 2004 (10:36 PM local time in Philippines). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

Felt (V PIVS) at Puerto Galera. Also felt (V PIVS) at Los Banos, Malolos, San Fernando and Tagaytay; (IV PIVS) at Bataan, Buco, Infanta, Lucban, Manila, Pasay, Pasig, Taguig and Talisay; (III PIVS) at Clark Field and Quezon City, Luzon. Power outages occurred in the Manila area, Luzon. Felt on Mindoro and throughout central and southern Luzon.


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