Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 22 August 2019

UAE Embassy confirms no Emiratis hurt after Manila earthquake

Earthquake which struck on Saturday had a reported magnitude of 6.9

The UAE Embassy in the Philippines has confirmed that no Emiratis were affected by an earthquake in Manila on Saturday.

The embassy tweeted it had been in contact with all Emirati visitors and citizens in the Philippines and there had been no reports of anyone being harmed by the earthquake, which had a registered magnitude of 6.9.

A tweet on the embassy’s Twitter page read: “The Embassy of the State of Manila affirms the safety of all citizens and visitors in the Philippines and that they are all fine.

“Through the operations room, we have not received any communication or report of an incident to citizens because of the earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks.”

The earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday.

There were no initial reports of casualties or damage, from the earthquake, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) said struck 193 km east of the Philippine city of General Santos, estimated to be at a depth of 60 km.


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Updated: December 29, 2018 05:46 PM