Thursday, March 25, 2010

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits west of Manila, Mindoro, Philippines

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck west of Manila, according to the seismology institute. It has caused buildings in the Philippine capital to shake and sent frightened workers out of their offices.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, and no tsunami alert was issued. Buildings in Manila shook for about 30 seconds.

"Essentially, this would not trigger significant damage," said seismology institute Director Renato Solidum.

He said the quake was centred off Lubang Island in Mindoro Occidental province, about 130km southwest of Manila, 10km under the seabed.

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.1 and depth at 33km.

Philippines Earthquake

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