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Magnitude 6.9 quake hits Philippines: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck southwest of the Philippine city of Tacloban on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake, which hit at a depth of 41 km (26 miles) about 580 km (360 miles) southwest of the capital, Manila.

(Reporting by Clarence Fernandez; Editing by Robert Birsel)