Ross Logan – April 8, 2017
AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 5.9 magnitude has struck the Philippines, the US Geological Survey has said – the third and strongest quake to hit the archipelago in the space of 20 minutes.
The quake struck near Batangas in Luzon, the largest and most populous island in the Philippines.
Hundreds of residents in the coastal province fled to higher ground in fear of a tsunami caused by the quakes.
Office workers in the capital of Manila, about 68 miles away, were seen rushing out of buildings after feeling the tremors.
Movement was also felt in Batangas, Cavite and Quezon Province.
Landslides have been reported falliing from Mount Maculot, close to the where the quakes hit in Batangas.
So far, there have been no reports of injuries or damage.