MANILA, Philippines, March 25 (UPI) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Manila and nearby areas in the northern Philippines on Thursday, officials said.
No reports of damage had been received several hours after the quake, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported. Glenn Rabonza, executive director of the Natural Disaster Coordinating Council, said buildings on Lubang Island in Mindoro, near the epicenter, were still being inspected.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake struck at 1:29 p.m. local time. The epicenter was about 80 miles southwest of Manila.
A 6.0-magnitude quake is classified as strong and can cause significant damage within about 50 miles of the epicenter.
“The initial report we have received is that no structural damage has been spotted so far,” Rabonza said.
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