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MANILA EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Witnesses say tall buildings swayed, people frantic

The earthquake that jolted Metro Manila for about 10 seconds at a little past 5pm Monday was measured by the US Geological Survey (USGS) at 6.3, the Singapore Strait Times.

Citing Reuters news agency, ST reported that buildings swayed in the main business district of Makati City in the capital, Manila.

“The quake struck at 5.11pm local time, about 60 km north-west of Manila at a depth of 40km. The USGS initially said the magnitude was 6.4 but later downgraded it slightly,” said the report.

In its Tweet, Rappler, citing latest bulletin from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the earthquake was located in Castillejos, Zambales.

Phivolcs has also warned that aftershocks and damage are expected.

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