6.6 magnitude quake jolts Luzon Island, Philippines

Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

Philippines TourismAn earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the northern island of Luzon that is located in Philippines on Friday.


The effects of the quake were felt in the capital of Manila in Philippines. It violently shook the buildings based there and prompted the evacuation of schools and offices. There was, however, no immediate reports of injuries or deaths as a consequence of the quake according to the United States Geological Survey.


The US Geological Survey stated that the quake had struck about 29 miles away from the northwestern part of Luzon at a depth of 168 km.


The Philippines is based on the Pacific Ring of Fire that represents a fiercely active belt of earthquakes and this region is known to be a spectator of frequent earthquakes.


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