7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines

The earthquake lasted 30 seconds or more. I thought my house would fall,” said Singson.

“Now, we are trying to reach people…. Right now there are aftershocks so we are outside our home,” he added.

The quake was also felt strongly in Manila and the city’s metro rail systems had been halted at rush hour after the quake, the transport ministry said.

The senate building in the capital was also evacuated, media reported.

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