1 magnitude quake jolts parts of Luzon-Phivolcs

Cheryl Sanders
August 11, 2017

Metro Manila residents reported feeling the natural disaster as far north as Quezon City.

A magnitude 6.3 natural disaster has jolted the Philippines, including the capital, triggering panic among residents but no reports of damages or casualties. The shaking buildings forced the evacuation of offices and schools.

A 6.1 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Lian, Batangas, at around 1:28 pm today, the Philippine Insitute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhilVolcs) reported.

Aftershocks are expected within the day, according to Phivolcs.

The Philippine seismologists measured it at 6.1 magnitude while the US Geological Survey put it at 6.2.

The Philippines lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

The quake was also felt in the Philippine capital of Manila.

In July 1990, more than 2400 people were killed on the northern island of Luzon in a magnitude 7.8 quake, one of the strongest tremors ever to hit the country.

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