1 magnitude quake hits Philippine

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the region south of the Philippine capital on August 11 causing buildings in Manila to sway seismologists said

Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Batangas

A 6.3-magnitude quake struck parts of Luzon, with Intensity 4 felt in Manila.

NOT A DRILL Students of Araullo High School in Manila duck, cover and hold after being told to evacuate Friday afternoon.

A rescue official at the town closest to the epicentre also reported no damage or casualties.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology did not issue any tsunami warning and said that it expected aftershocks.

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A 6.1 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Lian, Batangas, at around 1:28 pm today, the Philippine Insitute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhilVolcs) reported.

ABS-CBN television also showed photos of students stood outside schools.

"It wasn't really that strong".

The earthquake's epicenter is located about 120 kilometers south of the capital.

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The Philippines lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

A magnitude 6.2 quake struck the Philippines southwest of Manila on August 11, 2017.

The US Geological Survey pegged the magnitude at 6.2.

The Philippines sits on the highly seismically active zone "Pacific Ring of Fire" where many continental plates on the earth's crust keep colliding.

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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.

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