China News Service, Manila, July 24 (Reporter Guan Xiangdong) At 4:49 am local time on July 24, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck South Luzon, the Philippines, with its epicenter located in the southwest of Calatagan, Batangas Province. The sea area is 16 kilometers away, and the focal depth is 116 kilometers.
The tremor in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, was clearly felt.
At 4:57 local time, a magnitude 5.1 aftershock occurred in the same area, and the tremor was also felt in Manila.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, this earthquake is a tectonic earthquake, and aftershocks may occur, which is not expected to trigger a tsunami.
The Philippines is located in the volcanic seismic zone around the Pacific Ocean, and earthquakes occur frequently.
When the earthquake occurred, a reporter from China News Agency was in a high-rise apartment building in Makati City, Manila, and there was a rustling sound on the walls of the building.
The reporter quickly went down to the lobby and found that the apartment security had turned on all the lights and prepared masks and other items for the shock absorbers to use.
After the earthquake, people living in Chinatown, BGC, and Pasay in Metro Manila posted their awakening status on social platforms.
As of press time, there are no official reports of casualties, and the rain caused by Typhoon "Fireworks" is still continuing.