A magnitude-6.3 quake hit the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Monday, killing 11 people and injuring 20, Pampanga province Governor Lilia Pineda said. After the tragic event, a video has gone viral, highlighting the tremendous force of the tremor. In it, you can see the Anchor Skysuites apartment block in Manila, creating a waterfall using the water from its rooftop swimming pool.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck about 37 miles (60 km) northwest of the capital, at a depth of 25 miles (40km).
Watch the intense video below
The Anchor Skysuites is a residential skyscraper, situated at the Binondo district in Manila, Philippines. The design of the building was inspired by organic architecture, which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world. Its biomorphic form was built to utilize air and sunlight to reduce the energy consumption of the building. For the structural engineering of the skyscraper, Jose “Boy” Sy and Naveed Anwar of the Asian Institute of Technology were responsible.
The Anchor Skysuites was evaluated to have high earthquake resistance.
The height of the 56-floor building is 625.2 ft (190.55 metres) while its highest floor that can be occupied is at 594.7 ft (181.25 metres), making it the tallest building in Manila Chinatown and its developers even claim it’s the tallest building in the world situated within a Chinatown outside China.