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Magnitude-6.3 quake jolts parts of Luzon

11 August 2017

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said the natural disaster was felt at intensity III in Metro Manila.

A deep natural disaster of 6.3 magnitude has shaken off Luzon island in the northern Philippines, and was felt in metropolitan Manila. However there were no reports of deaths or injuries.

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Meanwhile, the Lyceum of the Philippines University Batangas and De La Salle University campuses in Manila, Taft, Makati, BGC and Laguna also suspended work for today.

Office workers and students in the capital briefly evacuated their buildings after feeling the swaying and shaking, but no damage was reported.

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Aftershocks are expected within the day, according to Phivolcs. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude was 6.2.

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

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In February, a 6.5-magnitude quake killed eight people and left more than 250 injured outside the southern city of Surigao.

Magnitude-6.3 quake jolts parts of Luzon