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Moderate earthquake hits northern Philippines

Updated: 2007-05-07 11:11
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MANILA, - An earthquake measuring 5.4 Richter scale rocked the northern Philippine city of Baguio and nearby areas on May 7, local TV reported.

The quake was felt at Baguio and Ilocos Norte province before dawn Monday, the GMA TV reported.

Quoting a report by the United States Geological Service (USGS), the TV said that the quake was recorded at about 2:27 a.m. Manila time.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property in the quake, the TV reported.

Epicenter of the quake was traced by the USGS to 105 km north- northwest of Baguio City, and 105 km south-southwest of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, it added.