Rest of Asia

Magnitude 5.7 quake hits south of Philippines capital

Filed on September 26, 2021
Buildings are reflected beside docked boats in the waters of Manila's bay. — AP

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Occidental Mindoro province

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck south of the Philippines capital Manila early on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs also warned of possible damages and aftershocks

The agency said the quake struck at a depth of 74km and that aftershocks and damage could be expected.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Occidental Mindoro province, and it was felt in Manila. The country is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent quakes, particularly in the south.

ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /world/rest-of-asia/magnitude-57-quake-hits-south-of-philippines-capital macro_action: article, macro_profile: ,1031,1028 macro_adspot:
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery