Update 2019-04-22 (3): According to the provincial governor of Pampanga, at least two people were killed and dozens more injured in the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in the north of the country. At least 20 people were injured in the collapse of a four-storey building in the city of Porac. The epicentre of the earthquake was in the town of Castillejos in the province of Zambales, where some buildings collapsed and infrastructure restrictions were imposed. The operation of the teleferic in the greater Manila area has been suspended for safety reasons.
Travellers should closely follow any instructions of local authorities. Further aftershocks are to be expected, and can cause further damage to buildings and infrastructure.
Update 2019-04-22 (2): According to first reports, several collapsed buildings in the cities of Lubao and Porac were reported after the earthquake. Several people were killed. There have also been reports of power failures in several regions on the island of Luzon.
AFP, Manila Times
Update 2019-04-22 (1): In the capital Manila, multiple buildings were evacuated as a precaution after the earthquake shook houses. However, there are currently no reports of injuries or damage to infrastructure.
2019-04-22, Philippines: Strong magnitude 6.3 M coastal earthquake
Earthquakes of this magnitude cause damage (sometimes severe), to buildings and infrastructure. Transport and infrastructure disruptions are to be expected.
It is unlikely that a destructive tsunami was generated by a coastal earthquake of this magnitude. Smaller, local tsunamis can occur in coastal areas.