6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Manila

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Manila, Mar 25: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the capital of Philippines on Thursday, Mar 24 for about 30 seconds creating panic and fear among the people.

However, there were no immediate reports of damage of property or loss of life. The earthquake failed to prompt a tsunami warning too.

According to the authorities, the quake was centered off Lubang Island in Mindoro Occidental province, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southwest of Manila, six miles (10 kilometers) under the seabed.

As per the U.S. Geological Survey data the magnitude of the temblor was 6.1 and its depth was put at 21 miles (33 kilometers). The USGS also said that there were two earthquakes recorded, which shook Manila seconds apart from each other.

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