An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred in the Philippines

A powerful earthquake whose magnitude from data from different seismic services reached 6.3 to 6.6 on the Richter scale occurred on Luzon Island, the largest and most densely populated island in the Philippine archipelago. The epicenter of tremors occurred at a great depth from 160 to 200 kilometers.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in close proximity to a lot of settlements and not far from the Taal volcano.

Putol, Philippines
2.5 km (1.6 mi) NW
Population: 5.387
Balayan, Philippines
8.1 km (5.0 mi) NNW
Population: 50,115
Nasugbu, Philippines
10.7 km (6.6 mi) SE
Population: 62,857
Calaca, Philippines
13.9 km (8.7 mi) NW
Population: 37,443
Calamba, Philippines
54.3 km (33.7 mi) WSW
Population: 316,612

Luzon is the capital of Manila and the largest city of Quezon.