A very powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude struck the Philippines, rattling and shaking buildings, that resulted in evacuations taking place in the capital, Manila. The quake struck at 5.11 pm local time (9.11 am GMT). 



According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), it had initially shared that the magnitude was 6.4 but later downgraded it. There have been no reports of any casualties or damage. Some people were forced to evacuate their offices in the capital, Manila. The Philippines is located on the seismically active Pacific 'Ring of Fire' which is a horse-shoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines that circle the edges of the Pacific Ocean.