Philippines rocked by two quakes

Two moderately strong earthquakes have hit the north western Philippines with no damage reported so far.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the 5.3 magnitude quake before dawn was centred 10.5 miles south west of Looc township on Lubang island in Mindoro Occidental province.

It was felt in Manila, some 80 miles north east.

Hours earlier, a 5.1 earthquake struck the same area, causing no damage.

A 5.2 earthquake on Tuesday cracked buildings in the central Philippines, injuring 10 people. Last month, 58 people died in a quake on another Philippine island.

The Philippines is in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.

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