Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake 6.6 hits Luzon island Philippines

MANILA: An Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking structures and driving the clearing of workplaces and schools, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The Presidential place is among a few key structures in Manila that have been emptied. No torrent cautions have been issued.

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

The Philippines is on the geographically dynamic Pacific Ring of Fire and encounters visit seismic earthquakes.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake shudder hit the area of Bohol in October 2013 in which more than 200 people were slaughtered.

Phivolcs said that at Intensity II earthquake, couple of people very still inside feel the shaking. It also said happening objects may somewhat swing and still water in compartments wavers observably.

Five different shakes were recorded by Phivolcs on Wednesday morning in the areas or Rizal, Davao Oriental and Biliran.