Residents were injured and buildings damaged after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines this morning (Aug 18).
The quake struck 68 kilometres southeast of Masbate Island in the central Bicol region at 8:03 am local time.
Footage from Albay shows a river shaking as the powerful tremors caused the water to slam into the banks.
While at a market in Masbate, there was damage to shops and stalls. The filmer said that at least one person was injured when items fell on them.
Power lines outside a shopping mall in Legazpi City shook as the tremors rocked the area.
Elsewhere in the country, a retired police colonel, was killed when his three-storey house collapsed. The number of people injured from the earthquake is still unknown.
Officials said it was the strongest earthquake in eight months in the Philippines but there were no immediate threats of a tsunami.