Earthquakes were detected all over the world today, as a wave of seismic tremors shook the Americas. Most of the activity today was felt on the infamous Ring of Fire, where some 90 percent of the planet’s earthquakes take place. The most significant earthquake measured today was at Bella Bella, Canada, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has issued alerts for the region.
A powerful 6.4 earthquake has struck the Philippines, the day after a different temblor took lives and collapsed buildings.
Rescuers continued to search for survivors from Monday’s quake, centered just 50 miles northwest of Manila, the capital. That tremor killed at least 16 people, according to The Associated Press. So far, it appears that Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude quake in Eastern Samar province did not cause any casualties or major damage.
Monday’s magnitude 6.1 quake struck Pampanga province, north of Manila, shortly after 5 p.m. local time. A supermarket collapsed in the municipality of Porac, killing at least five people, the AP reports. Others remain missing.
One man was reportedly pulled out alive from the supermarket’s rubble on Tuesday morning, to cheers from onlookers.