According to 27-year-old Keeshia Leyran, “I believe it was the strongest earthquake I’ve ever experienced.”
The Philippines’ southern region was rocked by a powerful magnitude 6.7 earthquake. Regarding representation
Philippines’ Metro Manila:
Authorities in the southern Philippines issued a warning about possible damage after a powerful magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey.
At 08:14 GMT, the USGS released a statement stating that there was no tsunami hazard after the earthquake that occurred off the coast of Sarangani province on Mindanao, the major southern island, at a depth of 78 kilometers (48 miles).
A large portion of the hilly island felt the tremor, however there were no early reports of injuries.
While attending a seminar in Davao City, around 200 kilometers away from the epicenter, 27-year-old Keeshia Leyran told AFP, “I think it was the strongest earthquake I’ve ever experienced.”
“I saw people rushing outside in a state of panic.” Since there are hundreds of people at the event, to be completely honest, I was more afraid of a stampede.”
Seismic activity is a daily occurrence in the Philippines, which is situated within the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of strong seismic and volcanic activity that spans the Pacific basin from Japan to Southeast Asia.