Powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits the Philippines sparking evacuations in central Manila

Mail Online | 4/22/2019 | Afp;Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
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A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the Philippines, rattling buildings in Manila and sparking evacuations across the city and further afield.

Buildings swayed in the main business district as the quake struck at 5.11pm local time (9.11am GMT) at a shallow depth of 25 miles, some 37 miles northwest of the city.

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At least two buildings, according to a local official in the town of Porac, collapsed and five people are believed to have died so far. Three in Porac and one in the town of Lubao.

One building in the capital, Anchor Skysuites luxurious apartment complex, was captured on camera swaying so heavily that water began cascading from the water garden on top of it.

Video - DJ - Cameraman - Majick - Country

That video was shared by London-based DJ and cameraman, Majick, who's currently in the country. He tweeted it along with the message: 'The earthquake was soooo strong that even the pool from the top deck leaked.'

The building is the tallest in the Chinatown district of Manila and one of the tallest in the Philippines, standing at 181 m. It has 53 floors and the top floor is believed to have a penthouse with a...
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