A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Gutad, Philippines at 09:11 UTC on April 22. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles).
There are more than 31.5 million people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Over 45 million people are estimated to have felt the shaking.
More than 400 aftershocks have been reported in the region.
There was no threat of a tsunami.
UPDATE: 11 people have been confirmed dead, with the majority of the casualties coming in the town of Porac, NW of Manila, after a supermarket collapsed.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift