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The World : 5.7 Quake Hits Philippines

March 19, 1985

A strong earthquake that measured 5.7 on the Richter scale shook the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, but officials said there were no reports of casualties or serious damage. The Philippine geophysical laboratory in Manila said th epicenter was located 570 miles south of the capital. Police in Zamboanga, 550 miles south of Manila, said the quake struck at 3:52 a.m. today. Police units there found little damage, but there were no immediate reports from remote areas closer to to epicenter.

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