Authorities have put in place a state of calamity, which results in automatic price controls on necessities, and allows local government units to appropriate calamity funds, CNN Philippines reported.
Monday's earthquake was felt in the capital of Manila as well as other parts of Luzon. CNN Philippines said that at least 52 aftershocks have been recorded.
Philippine seismologists said the back-to-back quakes in the last two days were unrelated and caused by different local faults.
Of course the San Andreas Fault gets more publicity, but the truth is that the Cascadia Subduction Zone is capable of producing a quake "almost 30 times more energetic" than anything the San Andreas Fault can produce. The Cascadia Subduction Zone stretches from northern Vancouver Island all the way down to northern California, and one expert recently told CBN News that all of the major cities in the region are essentially "built on a time bomb"...