A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the central Philippines on Monday, sparking evacuations from offices in Manila. Frightening footage shows skyscrapers swaying back and forth as debris falls nearby. The video was posted on Twitter captioned: “Buildings swaying in Manila after a 6.3 earthquake strikes in the Philippines.” The earthquake struck 60km northwest of Manila, at a depth of 40km.
The Governor of Pampanga province told a radio station that several people had been killed. Media reported some structures had collapsed and the Clark International Airport, a former U.S. military base, had suffered some damage and had closed.
Mass evacuations were ordered, but fortunately they were not actually needed.
And even though large buildings were swaying back and forth, there are no reports of any actually falling.
An earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to evacuate along a central avenue temporarily. There were no initial reports of damage or injury.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 and its epicenter was in southern Mexico near the border between Chiapas and Guerrero states. It struck at a depth of about 11 miles (18 kilometers).
In Alaska over the weekend … four substantial earthquakes in Alaska, and the largest of the four was a magnitude 5.1 quake…
At 10:31 p.m. Saturday, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit the Andreanof Islands region of Alaska, which is about 11,200 miles west of Anchorage. This earthquake had a depth of about 8 miles (13 kilometers).
Also, from End of the American Dream…
The mainstream media is not talking much about it, but the truth is that our planet is becoming increasingly unstable. At this point seismic events are happening in such rapid fire fashion that it is really difficult to keep up with them all.
alarming rise in volcanic activity along the Ring of Fire as well. And over the weekend there was one more major event that we can now add to the list…
A new eruption took place at Indonesian Mount Agung, Bali at 19:20 UTC on April 20, 2019 (03:20 local time, April 21). The eruption produced a column of ash up to 5.4 km (18 000 feet) above sea level.
Ashfall hit parts of Bali, including Klungkung, Bangli, Denpasar, Badung and Tabanan, local media reported.
The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation maintains Alert Level at 3 of 4 and prevents access to danger zone established 4 km (2.5 miles) around the crater.