Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits south of Philippines capital

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Occidental Mindoro province.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 has struck south of the Philippines capital Manila.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake struck at a depth of 74km (46 miles) and that aftershocks and damage could be expected.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Occidental Mindoro province, and it was felt in Manila.

The country is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and experiences frequent quakes, particularly in the south.

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