On Friday, August 11, in the Philippines, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6, reports the USGS.
The epicenter was 72 km southwest of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The nearest settlement to the epicenter (only 2 km to the South-East) is a village Malargalin (about 3.200 inhabitants).
Information on possible victims and destructions is specified.
The most powerful earthquake in the Philippines in recent decades occurred on 17 August 1976. Then killed about 8,000 people. In recent years, the most devastating was the earthquake in October 2013 that killed about 180 people.