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Strong earthquake hits Philippines

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) -- A strong earthquake struck the Philippines early Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The 6.1 magnitude quake hit in the Mindoro region of the Philippines. The epicenter was about 86 miles (139 km) from the capital, Manila, and was about 72 kilometers (45 miles) deep, the USGS said.

The quake was felt in Quezon City on the island of Luzon and also in the Lubang Island, the Philippine News Agency reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.