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Strong quake shakes Philippines capital

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook the Philippine capital, sending some office workers fleeing into the streets.

world Updated: Nov 27, 2007 13:13 IST

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook the Philippine capital on Tuesday, sending some office workers fleeing into the streets, seismologists and witnesses said.

The quake struck at 12:27 pm (0427 GMT) and was centred 195 kilometres (120 miles) northwest of Manila at a depth of depth 62.5 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

Witnesses and radio reports said some office buildings in Manila emptied as people rushed outside when the structures began to sway. The city's light railway system also stopped briefly, they added.