Magnitude 6.1 quake shuts down railways, damages roads


Posted at Apr 22 2019 07:21 PM

MANILA -- A strong earthquake hit Luzon on Monday, shutting railways and forcing people to scamper out of malls and office buildings.


Disaster officials are assessing the extent of the damage from the magnitude 6.1 quake, which struck at 5:11 p.m. 

Aftershocks have already been felt and were expected to continue, according to Phivolcs.

Authorities warned of delays at Manila's main airport while all 3 train lines, the LRT 1 and 3 and MRT 3, suspended operations until further notice.


At the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) connecting Pampanga to the capital, authorities were checking for a damaged bridge. 

Some structures in Pampanga were damaged with debris on the road, based on photos shared on Twitter and Facebook.


Damage was also reported at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga.