Manila, Philippines - Thousands of office workers inside high-rise buildings in metro Manila rushed outside their work areas to seek shelter from anticipated falling objects as a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the island of Mindoro located a few miles west of metro Manila.
The strong quake was registered at intensity 5 in Manila and intensity 4 in other parts of Metro Manila. In a bulletin issued by Phivolcs, the quake measuring magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale, struck at 27 kilometers southwest of Lubang Island in Mindoro province at 1:29 p.m.
Phivolcs said the quake's depth was shallow at 25 kilometers and was tectonic in origin. There were about 60 aftershocks registered at 7:00 p.m. local time. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said they were not expecting any damages from the earthquake, and there was no need to issue a tsunami warning.
"This is not significant in terms of magnitude," Solidum said, adding that only minor aftershocks may also take place.
(original article appeared @ Digital Journal )