Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes Philippine island

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Published 11.08.2017 09:39
Updated 11.08.2017 09:41

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake on Friday jolted the Philippines, including the capital, triggering panic among residents but no reports of damages or casualties, a government agency said.

The tremor's epicenter was located south-west of Nasugbu town in Batangas province, 65 kilometers south of Manila, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

A handout shake map made available by the United States Geological Survey shows the location of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake which struck at 1:28 pm local time (5:28 UTC) at a depth of 168 km off the coast of Luzon Island, Philippines, 11 August 2017
There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries in the quake, which the United States Geological Survey earlier measured at 6.6. The quake struck at 1:28 pm (0528 GMT) 10.7 km (6.6 miles) southeast of Nasugbu, in the province of Batangas, at a depth of 168 km (104 miles).

No tsunami warning was issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, which put the magnitude of the quake at 6.3, and said it expected aftershocks.

The Philippines is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent earthquakes.

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