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    Earthquake Strikes the Philippines


    by NTDTelevision

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    The city of Manila is on high alert after a magnitude six quake on the Richter scale shook the region. The earthquake was centered in Mindoro Province, but it was also felt in the capital city of Manila.

    The tremors stopped people in the busy streets and brought out more from the surrounding buildings.

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    "I came from the third floor from (my) office. We felt the tables moving that is why we told everyone to go down (evacuate the building) and then everyone rushed (evacuated the building)."

    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology was constantly monitoring the tremors.

    [Renato Solidum, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology]: (English)
    "There was an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 at around 1:29 PM. Essentially this earthquake was generated by movement along the Manila Trench. This has caused the earthquake that was felt in metro Manila and surrounding provinces. The highest was intensity 5 in Lubang Island and Manila City."

    Although the earthquake that shook Manila was only classified as "moderate" officials are still determining if there was any damage in the affected areas.