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ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE (PH) — A 4.2 magnitude earthquake in Zamboanga del Norte jolted the province at 2:40 in the morning, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, the PHIVOLCS earthquake bulletin reported.

The earthquake has a tectonic origin at 10 kilometers in depth, northwest of Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte. No expected damage and aftershocks were reported.

4.2 magnitude earthquake in Zamboanga jolts early morning

Meanwhile, Baliguian is a 3rd class municipality with 15 barangays and over 22,000 population as of the 2015 census. It ranked 472nd in the 2020 rankings of cities and municipalities competitive index by the National Competitiveness Council. Rankings are based on the sum of their scores on economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, and resiliency. On the other hand, provincial rankings are based on population and income weighted average of the total scores of cities and municipalities under a province. RQJ

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