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No Maldivians affected in Philippines earthquake: Foreign Ministry

Shahudha Mohamed
22 April 2019, MVT 21:19
Employees are seen at an open area in Manila, after an earthquake rocked the Philippines on April 22, 2019. - A powerful earthquake rocked the Philippines, sending thousands of people fleeing high-rises in Manila as buildings shook. Office workers piled out onto the streets as emergency alarms blared, AFP reporters saw, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)
Shahudha Mohamed
22 April 2019, MVT 21:19

Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that no Maldivians were affected in the earthquake that rocked Philippines on Monday.

A large number of Maldivians are pursuing studies in Philippines.

According to Foreign Ministry, they were in contact with locals residing in Manila, and assured that the situation in Philippines was being monitored closely.

Moreover, Foreign Ministry urged Maldivians to contact Honourary Consul on +6328261883 or the Ministry hotline +9607983400, should an emergency arise.

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines island of Luzon on Monday afternoon, according to a US Geological Survey.

The Philippines is part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from quake-prone Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.