China News Service, Manila, July 24 (Reporter Guan Xiangdong) At 4:49 am local time on July 24, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake occurred in the town of Calatagan, Batangas, southern Luzon, the Philippines. Manila, the capital of the Philippines, felt a strong earthquake. , The shaking time is up to 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Eight minutes later, at 4:57 in the morning, a magnitude 5.1 moderately strong earthquake occurred in the same area.
According to a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the focal depth of the first strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 was 116 kilometers, with the epicenter at 13.69 degrees north latitude and 120.61 degrees east longitude.
The focal depth of the second magnitude 5.1 moderately strong earthquake was 107 kilometers, with the epicenter at 13.78 degrees north latitude and 120.53 degrees east longitude.
An apartment in Makati City, Manila, where the China News Agency reporter is located, felt the shock was obvious.
During the earthquake, the beds swayed from side to side, and there was a rustling sound from the walls of the building.
The reporter quickly walked down from the upper floors to the lobby. The apartment security turned on all the lights and prepared masks and other items for the shock absorbers to use.
In the Manila social circle, people living in Chinatown, BGC, and Pasay in Metro Manila are reporting the awakening situation.
There are no reports of casualties, and Phivolcs expects there will be aftershocks today.
As of press time, the rain that lasted for more than three days is still falling.