Strong quake hits Manila, Luzon

Valerie Castro

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The earth shook as Filipinos in Metro Manila and Southern Tagalog and Central Luzon provinces were either having dinner, about to have one or wrapping up their day at work. A strong tremor hit south of Manila Wednesday evening, June 25, but it was felt as well in the national capital region and even as far as Central Luzon. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it was magnitude 5.7 earthquake with a depth of 36 kilometers that hit Calatagan, Batangas, at around 7:52 pm. The quake was tectonic in origin. Agencies were not expecting damage from it.

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