Philippines earthquake: Is there a tsunami warning after MASSIVE earthquake?

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked the central Philippines on Monday the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck 37 miles northwest of the Filipino capital of Manila at a depth of 25 miles. The USGS initially said the magnitude was 6.4 but later downgraded it slightly.

Is there a tsunami warning?

There are currently no reports of a tsunami warning in the Philippines.

So far there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

However, some people have evacuated their offices in Manila.

The Philippines is on the seismically active Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a horse-shoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean.

The earthquake hit at 09.11 UTC time with witnesses reporting building were saying in the city of Luzon.

Local residents reported feeling shakes in Manila, Ususan Taguig City and Pampanga.

One witness said: “I did hear some glass breaking outside our house and there were other people screaming and frightened.

“I did have some experiences on earthquake occurrences but this might be the first time that I was terrified of what might happen to us. It was quite long actually and that made it even worse.”

Another witness said:”Building swayed quite scarily. Almost lost my footing while walking. No breakage/tumble. Estimate two waves, second stronger. About 15-20 secs altogether.”

One wrote: “Inside the car in the 3rd level parking floor. The car was dancing on its suspension. Some shaking felt for about 2 minutes then subsided. Now building siren blaring.”

A witness, who felt the earthquake in Malolos said: “Lampshade shaking, cabinets creaking, lights hanging from the ceiling were swaying.”