6.0-magnitude quake strikes west of metro manila

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A 6.2-magnitute earthquake has struck west of Manila, shaking building in the capital and causing workers to stream out of their offices.

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

Seismology institute Director Renato Solidum said the quake was centered off Lubang Island in Mindoro Occidental province, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southwest of Manila, at a depth of six miles (10 kilometers) under the seabed.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.1 and depth at 21 miles (33 kilometers).

The Philippine archipelago lies in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire where earthquakes are common.

– AP

 

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