An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck northern Philippines on Thursday, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) said. As per GFZ, the earthquake struck Mindoro island in the northern Philippines.
As per US Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.2. The earthquake struck at a depth of 124 kilometres (77 miles) at about 10:00 am (0200 GMT) in waters off Calatagan municipality in Batangas province near the capital Manila, USGS said.
In October 2013, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Bohol Island in the central Philippines, triggering landslides and killing more than 200 people.
Old churches in the birthplace of Catholicism in the Philippines were badly damaged.