Back To Back Quakes Rock The Philippines

03.25.10 | FL News Team

Back-to-back earthquakes have rocked parts of the Philippines. The United States Geological Survey says the first quake was a magnitude 6.0. It shook the sprawling capital city, Manila, when it struck just barely below the surface. Seconds later, another temblor. The United States Geological Survey says the slightly stronger magnitude 6.1 quake was centered off the west coast of the Philippines, about 66 miles south of Manila. There have been no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. Residents in Manila's central business district, however, did report offices buildings swaying. The quakes were reported at around 1:30 in the afternoon, local time. The head of the government's seismology agency says the quakes were caused by the shifting of an active fault line called the Manila trench.