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08 Mar 2019 | 04:36 PM UTC

Philippines: 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off eastern coasts March 8

Philippines News Alert

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off eastern coasts of Philippines March 8; aftershocks possible over coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Philippines


A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coasts of the Philippines archipelago, some 40 km (25 mi) north of Santa Monica (in the Philippine Sea), at 23:06 (local time) on Friday, March 8. No damages or casualties were immediately reported. Aftershocks are possible in the area over the coming hours and days.


In the event of further earthquakes and aftershocks, individuals should protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows and exterior walls (ideally in a corner), and to not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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