4.8 quake hits typhoon-ravaged Philippines

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake has hit the Philippines island of Bohol just days after a powerful typhoon left thousands dead in the Pacific nation.

The quake’s epicenter was in the San Isidro municipality of the island province, according to a USGS report.

It is located some 45km from Tagbilaran, the provincial capital that has almost 100,000 residents.

The tremor hit at the depth of about 70km, according to early USGS estimates.

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