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2 more quakes shake S. Luzon on Xmas Day

IN the wake of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck off Calatagan, Batangas on Christmas Day two more temblors shook Southern Luzon.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported a magnitude 4.3 earthquake was recorded off Lubang Island in Occidental Mindoro at 4:37 p.m. Friday.

Later at 6 p.m. a much stronger magnitude 5.2 quake hit near the town of San Francisco, Quezon province.

Phivolcs has so far recorded 20 aftershocks after the earthquake in Batangas.

A strong magnitude 4.1 aftershock was felt at 9:34 last night.

Aftershocks may be expected over subsequent weeks, Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said.

There were no deaths or injuried in the Batangas tremor and damage to property was minimal.