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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Greets Filipinos on Christmas Day in 2020

Did you feel that earthquake?
ILLUSTRATOR Jasrelle Serrano
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No, that wasn't your Christmas hangover.

Early this morning at around 7:45 a.m., a 6.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in areas around Luzon, suprising Filipinos waking up to Christmas Day. 

It was felt in Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Pampanga, and other areas, with residents reporting how long the earthquake lasted. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reports that the epicenter of the quake was located in Calatagan, Batangas. 

No reports yet on damages caused by the earthquake.

But we do know one thing: 2020 sends its greetings.

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