The Philippines has been rocked by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that caused buildings to sway in the capital, Manila.

The quake struck the central island of Luzon at around 5.11pm on Monday and social media users posted images of skyscrapers shaking.

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The U.S Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Manila at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The USGS initially said the magnitude was 6.4 but later downgraded it.

It was reported that some people were evacuated from their office buildings as a precaution.

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The Asia Pacific office of the Red Cross tweeted that they were monitoring the quake and confirmed there had been no reports of damage or casualties.

In 2018, the powerful Typhoon Mangkhut hit the archipelago leaving at least three dead and six others missing as it moved towards central China.