Residents sit outside after being evacuated from the condominium building after an earthquake in Makati City, Philippines (image source: Reuters)
Residents sit outside after being evacuated from the condominium building after an earthquake in Makati City, Philippines (image source: Reuters)

6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines; 8 killed

ANI | Updated: Apr 23, 2019 08:16 IST

Bodega [Philippines], Apr 23 (ANI): At least eight people were killed and several others suffered injuries on Monday after an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked Bodega town on the Philippine island.
According to CNN, the quake was followed by 52 aftershocks.
The earthquake was felt in the capital of Manila also. A video has emerged of water gushing down the swimming pool in Anchor Skysuites in Binondo district of Manila.

The Philippines is prone to earthquakes because of its geographical positioning. It's on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.

Tsunamis are also frequent in the region. Besides quake">Earthquake, constant volcanic eruptions also stimulate seismic sea waves. (ANI)

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