6.2-magnitude quake hits Philippines, USGS says, while local authorities They warned of aftershocks and possible damage.
“It was a little strong. We had to run outside,” he told AFP.
The quake struck around 10:00 local time and was centered at A About 100 kilometers from Manila The depth is 124 km.
Calatagan Police Chief Emil Mendoza said crews were Police station run outside before earthquakeManila and other densely populated areas were also felt.
No immediate information on victims or damage done, but emergency services deployed Measuring the impact of the earthquake in the region, declared Mendoza.
Roland Torres, head of Catalonia’s disaster management agency, Say the vibration lasted 30 seconds and a minute.
In the capital, residents rushed into the streets when they noticed the quake.
Diego Mariano, Information Officer of the Office of Civil Protection, said “There are currently no major damage or casualties” According to currently available reports.
Earthquakes are common in this archipelago in the pacific ring of firean area of intense seismic and volcanic activity extending from Japan to Southeast Asia.
In October 2013, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central island of Bohol, killing about 200 people.
Along with this earthquake, Philippine authorities are preparing Up to 40,000 people may be evacuated They live near Mayon Volcano, which has increased seismic activity in the past few hours.
So far, residents living within 6 kilometers of the volcano have voluntarily evacuated, which could be extended to 8 kilometers if Mayón. There is a threat of a large eruption, and the alert is raised from 3 to 4 (out of 5), That would mean as many as 40,000 people had to be evacuated.