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Natural disaster measuring 6.2-magnitude hits Philippines

Natural disaster measuring 6.2-magnitude hits Philippines

A magnitude-6.3 quake shook Nasugbu town in Batangas and other areas in Luzon on Friday afternoon.

No tsunami alerts have been issued.

The Philippines sits in the "Ring of Fire", a large arc of faultines that circles the Pacific Basin and is prone to large earthquakes.

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The last lethal natural disaster to hit the country before the February 10 quake was a 7.1-magnitude tremor that left over 220 people dead and destroyed historic churches when it struck the central islands in October 2013.

Phivolcs said that at Intensity II quake, few individuals at rest indoors feel the shaking.

The Phivolcs said the epicenter of the natural disaster was recorded 5 kilometers southwest of Lian, a town in Batangas province around 1:28 p.m. local time with a depth of 161 kilometers.


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