MANILA 12 August 2017: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Friday jolted the Philippines, including the capital, triggering panic among residents but no reports of damages or casualties.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the tremor’s epicentre was located south-west of Nasugbu town in Batangas province, 65 kilometres south of Manila. The quake was tectonic in origin, or there was a movement in the Earth’s crust, with a depth of 160 kilometers, sai Wam.
The last major quake to hit the country was a 7.1-magnitude tremor that killed more than 220 people in the central Philippines in October 2013.
By Rajive Singh