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6.2-magnitude quake shakes Philippines' southern Mindanao

Published on Feb 16, 2013 1:47 PM

MANILA (AFP) - A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, triggering panic, but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.

The quake struck at 12.37 pm, off the coast, about 30km north-east of the town of Sarangani, said the government seismology institute.

Residents said people rushed out of buildings in panic after the quake sent lighting fixtures swaying.

The government institute said it did not expect any damage or casualties, and there was no risk of a tsunami.

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