Magnitude 6.2 quake rocks Philippine island of Luzon, no tsunami warning

Earthquake with magnitude 6.6 hits Luzon island Philippines'

The strong but deep quake struck the early in the afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

A 6.1 magnitude quake was recorded in Batangas Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. However there were no reports of deaths or injuries.

Intensity 4 was felt in Manila; Calapan, Mindoro; Subic, Zambales; Rosario, Cavite; and Sablayan, Oriental Mindoro.

The US Geological Survey pegged the magnitude at 6.2.

There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries in the natural disaster, which the United States Geological Survey said struck 47 km (29 miles) northwest of Luzon, at a depth of 168 km (104 miles).

The epicentre was 16 kilometres southwest of Batangas province's resort town of Nasugbu, which is around 65 kilometres southwest of Manila.

The tremor shook buildings and forced the evacuation of offices and schools throughout Metro Manila. Hence, it experiences frequent earthquakes.

An quake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines' northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools.

In July 1990, more than 2400 people were killed on the northern island of Luzon in a magnitude 7.8 quake, one of the strongest tremors ever to hit the country.

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