Earthquake rocks some parts of Metro Manila; students and employees evacuated their area

Earthquake rocks some parts of Metro Manila; students and employees evacuated their area

- It was reported that magnitude 5.7 earthquake was recently felt in Metro Manila

- Many students and employees had to evacuate their schools and offices

- According to the PHIVOLCS, what happened was not a “major earthquake”

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An earthquake was recently felt in some parts of Metro Manila that caused students and employees to evacuate their classrooms and offices.

KAMI learned that as posted by the CNN Philippines on Twitter, there was a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in Castillejos, Zambales at around 5:11pm. In addition, Intensity V was felt in Quezon City, Zambales, and San Felipe.

According to the PHIVOLCS, what the people felt was “not a major earthquake.”

Here are some social media posts about the earthquake and evacuation:

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As shared by the Philippine Star, here are some reminders on what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.

Do not forget to drop, cover, and hold on. After the earthquake, make sure to evacuate, stay out of damaged areas, and find an open space.

Stay safe!

Update: The PHIVOLCS upgraded the earthquake to magnitude 6.1 from magnitude 5.7.

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