Philippines earthquake: 'Scary' 6.4m tremor rocks capital city Manila

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An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude has struck central Philippines this morning, the U.S Geological Survey has said.

Witnesses in the capital, Manila, said offices were swaying in the business district of Makati City.

Photos and video on social media show schools and buildings being evacuated in Manila.

The Philippines lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is the centre of where major tectonic plates in the region meet.

This causes the country to have frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

The largest ever earthquake recorded in the region was in 1918 and measured 8.3.

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Tremors were felt in several cities in Manila

Photos and video on social media show schools and buildings being evacuated in Manila

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