Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake hits the Philippines

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale hit off the island of Luzon, the Philippines at 01:57 UTC, 08:57 AM local time on Sunday, according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The epicenter was initially determined to be 20.1 degrees north latitude and 121.3 degrees east longitude, about 220 kilometers north-northeast of Laoag, the Philippines.

The United States Geological Survey said the depth of the earthquake was 22.4 kilometers.

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