Philip­pines quake

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MANILA: A 6.2- mag­ni­tude earth­quake hit the Philip­pines’ north­ern is­land of Lu­zon yes­ter­day and was felt in the cap­i­tal, Manila, shak­ing build­ings and forc­ing the evac­u­a­tion of of­fices and schools.

There were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of deaths or in­juries in the quake, which struck at 1.28pm lo­cal time at a depth of 168km.

The Philip­pines sits within the Pa­cific Ring of Fire and ex­pe­ri­ences earth­quakes fre­quently. – Reuters

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