The United States Geological Survey announced preliminary data that a Magnitude 6Mb Earthquake struck 228 km, West North West of the Philippine capital of Manila at coordinates 15.467N 119.030E in the West Philippine Sea.
UPDATE-1: The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says it is “tectonic” in origin with a magnitude 5.3. Tectonic earthquakes are naturally occurring earthquakes and happen when there is sufficient stored elastic energy in the area.
UPDATE-2: PHILVOCS has updated their report which now indicated the Earthquake was a Magnitude 6.
No damage has been reported.
This is a developing story.