Three strong quakes hit near Manila, Philippines within 20 minutes – Evacuations, landslides and damages reported

Three earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 5.0 to 5.9 hit the main island of Luzon, Philippines within 20 minutes on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

An estimated 20 million people felt the tremors as far away as the capital Manila and the island of Mindoro.

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The quakes about 90 kms (55 miles) south of the capital Manila occurred over a period of about 20 minutes.

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Three earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 5.0 to 5.9 struck Batangas province on the Philippines main island Luzon on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

A Reuters reporter felt a tremor for over a minute in the Makati business district of Manila.

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Houses haven’t resist the destrucve wave of earthquake near Manila on April 8, 2017. via VK.com

The 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck in an area near Talaga, 70km south of Manila in the Philippines. The quake was at a depth of 42.7km.

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Cars crushed by debris of house falling apart after 3 quakes hit the Philippines in 20 minutes on April 8, 2017. via VK.com

The quake was the second and strongest of three that occurred over a 20-minute period, all between 5.0 to 5.9 in magnitude.

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The M5.9 earthquake damages sevral homes and cars near Manila, Philippines on Aprl 9, 2017. via VK.com

PHIVOLCS confirms they recorded two quakes – M5.5 and M5.0 – in Batangas, 2 minutes apart. Aftershocks expected. No tsunami warning.

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The 3 quakes triggered landslides on Mt. Makulot, Philippines on April 8, 2017. via Twitter

Landslides were reported at Mount Maculot, located south of where the tremors occurred.

The three earthquakes created fear, residents and campus have been evacuated running on the streets. Get prepared. It might happen around you next time!

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