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A rare magnitude 1.9 earthquake was recorded early Friday morning off the coast of Busuanga town.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), in a bulletin report issued on Friday, said the earthquake was recorded at 32 kilometers north northwest of Busuanga, citing it was a “weak quake and nothing to worry about”.

“The earthquake is weak and with no expected damages nor aftershocks,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, a Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) source said that no damages were reported as of press time.

The last reported incident in the province was the magnitude 3 earthquake that rocked the southern municipality of Bataraza on October 3, 2015, at 4:40 PM.

Palawan has no active volcanoes, no active fault lines and no deep trenches making it “virtually earthquake-proof”.

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