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Earthquake of Magnitude 6.1 jolts Philippines, tremors in Manila

April 22, 2019 4:19 PM |

Philippines Earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 has jolted the centre of Luzon today. Luzon is the main island of the Philippines.

The epicentre as per the USGS has been reported to be in Zambales, which is about 60 km north of Manila with the depth being at 40 km.

Manila also witnessed tremors and there were several Twitter users who posted pictures along with videos of swaying buildings in Makati City.

As per Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the magnitude of the quake was 5.7, which is 2 km on the east of Castillejos in Zambales with the depth being 21 km.

The earthquake hit at local time of 5:11 pm and was also felt in Urdaneta City which is far away in Pangasinian province.

Many workers in Manila were asked to evacuate buildings as aftershocks followed the quake. Thousands of people were seen lining the major streets of Makati City and other business districts in Pasig and Taguig after buildings ordered evacuation. No reports of casualties have come out yet.

Image Credit: USGS

The Philippines lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", which is a horse-shoe shaped volcano bands along with fault lines which circle the edges of the Pacific Ocean and remains seismically active.


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