Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Strikes Off Philippines - US Geological Survey
The tremor was recorded at 20:48 on Friday, 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) northwest of the Calatagan Municipality that lies on the island of Luzon. The epicenter was located at a depth of 112 kilometers.
There are no reports about any victims or damage caused by the earthquake.
The Philippines is located in a seismologically active zone, known as the Ring of Fire, and often suffers from powerful earthquakes. The archipelago lies along the border between the Philippine Sea Plate and the Eurasian plate, which are colliding and increasing the seismological activity in the area.