Strong earthquake strikes west of Manila


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine seismology institute says a 6.2-magnitute earthquake has struck west of the capital, Manila.

Buildings in Manila shook for about 30 seconds early Thursday afternoon. Many workers ran out of their offices.

The quake was felt in Quezon City on the island of Luzon and also in the Lubang Island, the Philippine News Agency reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Seismology institute Director Renato Solidum says the quake happened at a depth of 6.21 miles (10 kilometers) under the seabed. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.1 and depth at 21 miles (33 kilometers).