6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Philippines, Central Manila evacuated
The powerful earthquake which struck at 5.11 pm local time has not claimed any casualties or damages
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).
ird2019hvmy Luzon, Philippines mb 5.9 2019/04/22 09:11:14 - Event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist. For subsequent updates and details, please see https://t.co/XJg4EPNPQH #earthquake #séisme #terremoto #지진 #地震 pic.twitter.com/sZxJF7DsaN— Earthquake watch SWP (@NCseismicobserv) April 22, 2019
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.
WATCH | The 5.7 magnitude earthquake spilled the water of the swimming pool in Anchor Skysuites, a residential skyscraper at the Binondo district in Manila, Philippines.#INGATKAsangbahay— UNTV News and Rescue (@UNTVNewsRescue) April 22, 2019
Video courtesy: Michael Rivo pic.twitter.com/KPcHRNmJNY