Foreign

5.7-magnitude quake shakes Philippines’ main island

Published

on

5.7-magnitude quake shakes Philippines’ main island

A strong earthquake hit off the Philippines’ main island Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage, the US Geological Survey and local officials said.

The deep 5.7-magnitude quake struck off Batangas province on Luzon island at 1:12 am (1712 GMT), with residents in the nearby capital of Manila woken by their buildings shaking.

The quake was recorded at a depth of 98 kilometres (60 miles), the USGS said. The local seismological agency warned of damage and aftershocks.

Deep quakes tend to do less damage than shallow tremors.

But authorities near the epicentre said they had not received any reports of damage.

“It was really strong,” Jose Clyde Yayong, a disaster officer in Tagaytay city in the neighbouring province of Cavite.

“So far there are no untoward incidents relating to the earthquake.”

Leonardo Tristan, a disaster officer in Looc town on Occidental Mindoro island, said the force of the quake sent some residents rushing outside.

“My wife was shouting ‘there’s an earthquake!’” Tristan told AFP.

The Philippines is regularly rocked by quakes due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.



Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3Cwe

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

Recent Posts

African Energy Chamber announces list of Africa’s top 25 movers and agitators for 2022 The Energy Chamber “The State of Energy in Africa 2022” launches its highly anticipated annual report Ethiopia launches first-ever nOPV2 vaccination campaign alongside commemoration of World Polio Day Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the situation in Sudan NDLEA trains 143 personnel on counter terrorism in Kaduna Alleged online gay predator docked for $8,420 scam in Kaduna Have a rethink, Monguno tells IPOB over plans to disrupt Anambra poll UN chief condemns military coup in Sudan FG will address plight of poor, vulnerable Nigerians despite economic challenges – Minister Gunmen attack mosque, kill 18 worshipers in Niger Dabiri-Erewa removed from Buhari’s Saudi trip entourage NLC rejects compulsory COVID-19 vaccination NYSC can drive Nigeria’s economic recovery process – FCT Minister 1 year after, Nigerian Army ‘refuses’ to reinstate Colonel who arrested 377 Boko Haram terrorists The UN, ECCAS and their partners mobilized against hate speech in Central Africa Gbajabiamila ‘refuses’ to swear me in, despite court order, Rep. Chede cries out Somalia deploys FETP-Frontline training program to train disease detectives and prevent the spread of disease Buhari swears in 2 INEC Commissioners Sudanese leaders must protect civilians and deliver on commitments to enable humanitarian assistance to reach millions of war-affected people Int’l community reacts to military coup in Sudan UN in Somalia welcomes direct elections in three districts of Puntland FG to inaugurate `Made-in-Nigeria Barite’ to save $300m annually Mauritius: UN expert assesses hazardous substances and wastes ISWAP fighters kill 2 high-ranking Boko Haram commanders, 15 other terrorists The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) releases 5 million euros for humanitarian aid in Cameroon Recruitment: Police set date, venue for CBT test in Enugu UN chief condemns “ongoing military coup” in Sudan CBN launches eNaira South African singer Master KG and Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi named goodwill ambassadors for Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 NEMA begins distribution of food to 35,505 IDPs in Borno U.S. Embassy Cairo Supports American Arts In Forever Is Now An Exhibition At The Pyramids Of Giza New salary structure for teachers will improve enrolment, says Provost South Africa concerned about developments in Sudan Sudan’s Military dissolves govt, declares State of Emergency Saudi ex-spy says MBS sent death squad to assassinate him: report Taliban promises to protect EU Afghan mission Niger, NRC partner to resuscitate rail operations NAPTIP calls on Nollywood to join hands in fighting human trafficking Moderna reports ‘robust’ Covid vaccine response in children aged 6-11 Mali expels West African bloc representative IS claims deadly bombing in Ugandan capital UK’s Johnson voices concern COP26 ‘might go wrong’ Delta Talent summit will focus on economy, creative industry – aide Uzbekistan presidential vote ‘not truly competitive’: observers National unity: Forum begins nationwide re-orientation of Nigerians US to begin UK appeal against Assange extradition block PDP crisis: Our convention still holds in October – Makinde Gunmen demand N6m ransom on 3 abducted Ogun Church members Nigeria-based Alabi Samuel Anjolaoluwa wins the U21 category of the Canon Young Champion of Year Awards at the 2021 Global Good Awards Jose Mourinho sent off as Roma ends Napoli’s winning start to season