22 Mar '11, 1am

Earthquake jolts Manila

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 shook buildings in Manila and nearby provinces last night. It is not expected to have caused any damage as it occurred deep under the ocean floor. Mr Renato Solidum, who heads the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, said movement in the local Lubang fault set off the earthquake, which was also felt in Batangas and Bulacan provinces. The Philippines, like Japan, lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire where earthquakes are common. AP

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