Office staff evacuate their office in Manila at the moment. Picture by way of Voice of America

A deep earthquake of 6.three magnitude struck off Luzon island at the moment (Friday, August 11), rocking capital Manila.

Office staff within the capital left their buildings however no harm was obvious after the quake struck at about midday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) mentioned the earthquake’s epicentre was about three miles southwest of Batangas province’s Lian city at a depth of 107 miles.

The US Geological Survey pegged the magnitude at 6.2.

Although the tremor was extensively felt, no harm is anticipated and a tsunami warning has not been issued. Aftershocks are anticipated.

“We don’t expect that this will trigger the movement of other faults,” Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum mentioned.

He additionally mentioned the quake had no connection to “The Big One”, the scary high-magnitude earthquake that may very well be generated by the West Valley Fault.

The Philippines is on the geologically energetic Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent earthquakes.

The following intensities have been reported:

•Intensity IV – Calapan, Mindoro; Subic, Zambales; Rosario, Cavite; Manila City; Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

•Intensity III – Pateros City; Quezon City; Makati City; Malolos, Bulacan; Cainta, Rizal; Calamba, Laguna

•Intensity II – Magalang, Pampanga; Tanauan City, Batangas

•Intensity I – Talisay, Batangas

Instrumental Intensities:

•Intensity III – Calumpit, San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Tagaytay City

•Intenisty II – Lucban, Quezon

Source: philippineslifestyle