Earthquake hit Philippines with 6.4 magnitudes

A earthquake with 6.4 magnitude hit near Manlia, Philippines on Tuesday morning .Although there was no warning issued for tsunami or immediate reports of damage, said the US Geological Survey.The earthquake struck 68 kilometres southeast of Masbate Island in the Bicol region at 8:03 am (0003 GMT).

USGS in a statement said that, “There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage,”.

“Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides and liquefaction that might have contributed to losses.”

In the city of Iloilo in the neighbouring western Visayas, around 400 kilometres (250 miles) southwest of Masbate, residents fled their houses.

“It was strong, dizzying,” Colonel Eric Dampal, police told AFP.

“Almost everyone inside buildings rushed to the streets. Up to now, they’re still outside.”

Hundreds of kilometres from Masbate,  residents in the eastern Visayas told AFP that the quake was “strong but very”.


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