Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake was centered about 385 miles south-southeast
of Manila, near Catigbian, and its depth was 12 miles, according
to the USGS.
Maryann Zamora said it seemed like a dream at first, then everyone
started running through the building she was in and things started to fall.
Zamora, a communications specialist with the charity World Vision, said
there was glass and concrete in the streets of Cebu City, which is about 37
miles (60 kilometers) north of the epicenter.
"Right now we are in the streets because it is unsafe to be inside,"
she said by phone, her voice shaking as one of more than 10 aftershocks hit.
"Tell everyone to pray for us."
She said it is a national holiday -- Eidul Adha -- and many people were
relaxing when the earthquake rattled the country just after 8 a.m.
There was no widespread threat of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami
Warning Center said, but it warned that earthquakes this large can sometimes
cause tsunamis within 61 miles of the epicenter.
Catigbian, which has a population of 23,000, is in the province of