Magnitude 6.6 quake hits off Philippines: USGS

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Posted: Jul 11, 2011 5:29 PM
Magnitude 6.6 quake hits off Philippines: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 6.6 quake struck off the Philippines, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Monday.

It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, was very shallow at a depth of 6.2 miles and struck 86 miles southwest of Lloilo, Panay, at 4:47 a.m. on Tuesday (2047 GMT on Monday).