People gather outside a shopping mall after a powerful earthquake rocked Manila on April 22, 2019. A powerful earthquake rocked the Philippines on April 22, sending thousands of people fleeing high-rises in Manila as buildings shook.
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No tsunami threat after magnitude 6.1 quake
( - April 22, 2019 - 9:38pm

MANILA, Philippines — The powerful earthquake that rocked parts of Luzon Monday afternoon was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami, the country’s disaster office said.

“No destructive tsunami exists based on an available data,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said in an advisory.

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake was centered on the town of Castillejos in Zambales. It earlier recorded a magnitude 5.7 quake before it was revised to magnitude 6.1.

The quake sent thousands of people feeling buildings in Metro Manila as establishments shook.  

NDRRMC is validating initial reports there were five casualties in Central Luzon.  

The Philippines is part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from quake-prone Japan throughout Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin. —Gaea Katreena Cabico with reports from Agence France-Presse

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