Philippines was shaken by an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale

According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck the Philippines on Thursday. 

At the same time, local authorities warned of the possibility of aftershocks & damage.

Around 10:00 am (0200 GMT), the earthquake struck at a depth of 124 kilometers (77 miles) in waters.

Approximately three hours' drive from the capital city of Manila.

Emil Mendoza, the chief of police for the town of Calatagan, stated that he & his employees hurried outside after the tremor,

Which was also felt throughout the heavily populated core of the country, including in Manila.

"It was a little on the robust side. We were forced to flee the building," Mendoza explained to the AFP.

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