Quake measuring 7.2 hits Philippines

Friday

A 7.2-MAGNITUDE earthquake has struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines prompting a tsunami warning.

The Philippines has been shaken by a strong earthquake.

AN earthquake measuring 7.2 has struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

The quake was measured at a depth of 10km, 68km south of the city of General Santos, the Centre added, with hazardous waves expected within 300km of the epicentre in Indonesia and the Philippines.

The US Geological Survey said they measured the quake at 6.8 magnitude, adding there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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