3-magnitude quake shakes Philippines, causes no damage

Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Batangas

A deep quake of 6.3 magnitude struck off Luzon island today (Friday, August 11), rocking capital Manila. A strong 6.2-magnitude natural disaster rocked the region south of the Philippine capital on August 11, causing buildings in Manila to sway, seismologists said.

Office workers and students in the capital, Manila, briefly evacuated their buildings after feeling the moderately strong swaying and shaking.

A rescue official at the town closest to the epicentre also reported no damage or casualties.

A strong 6.2-magnitude natural disaster rocked the region south of the Philippine capital on Friday, causing buildings in Manila and nearby areas to sway, seismologists and witnesses said.

Aftershocks are expected from the quake, the initial report from Phivolcs said.

The authorities said they were checking whether the quake had caused any damage.

"It wasn't really that strong".

The Philippines sits in the "Ring of Fire", a large arc of faultines that circles the Pacific Basin and is prone to large earthquakes.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude was 6.2.

The country is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where about 90 per cent of the world's earthquakes occur.

A 7.2 magnitude quake hit the province of Bohol in October 2013 in which more than 200 people were killed.

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