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A moderate 5.9-magnitude natural disaster hit Thursday off the second largest Philippine island of Mindanao, the US Geological Survey reported.

The temblor hit at 12:29 p.m. and was centered 23 miles east-southeast of Santa Rosa Island and 36 miles southwest of Channel Islands Beach, according to the USGS.

No damage had been reported at the time of this post.

The 2014 La Habra quake is the most recent temblor of this size, she said.

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Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said the department was in "earthquake mode", which he added was standard protocol.

An early warning system did alert residents in Los Angeles before the shaking was felt, Caltech confirms.

Three eagle chicks were rattled in their treetop nest on the Channel Islands Thursday after a 5.3-magnitude quake struck off the coast. Residents in Bislig also experienced an Intensity 1 quake.

"Did we just have an quake?"

Damage from a 6.5 magnitude quake which struck central Philippines on July 7, 2017.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department's Office of Emergency Services said there have been no reports of damage.

All these work by monitoring "p-waves", a non-destructive wave produced by earthquakes moments before the cataclysmic "s-waves" often responsible for property damage and lost lives.


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