Hundreds Flee After Three Strong Quakes Strike Philippines

IMG_0088Hundreds of residents of coastal areas in a province south of the Philippine capital fled to higher ground fearing a tsunami on Saturday after a series of earthquakes on the main island of Luzon. Three quakes ranging in magnitude from 5.0 to 5.9 struck Batangas province, about 90 kms (55 miles) south of Manila, around 3 p.m. (0800 BST) over a period of about 20 minutes, said the U.S. Geological Survey. “Residents in the coastal villages in two towns have evacuated to safer ground after the earthquakes,” Lito Castro, head of the provincial disaster council, told local radio. “The people were afraid the earthquakes would generate a tsunami.”……Read More