Scared children wait for their parents outside school after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake
f the Philippines island
At least seven people were killed in the tremor, including two children.
fices and schools were ordered to close after at least 40 aftershocks
followed the quake
On Cebu Island, across the strait from Negros Island, employees evacuated their office blocks.
"Well yes we felt the building was swaying, and I started getting up, and we said 'There's an earthquake
, everybody out!'"
The Philippines lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
A 7.8 magnitude in the northern Philippines in 1990 killed over 1,600 people.