Quake of 7.1-magnitude hits Philippines


Manila: A powerful earthquake of 7.1-magnitude hit the Davao Oriental province in the Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), has, however, said no damage has been reported so far.

According to the institute the quake hit at 11.39 a.m. (Philippines time) at a depth of 49 km.

Media reports said the epicenter was located 162 km southeast of Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) initially said the earthquake was 7.2 magnitude and later, revised that number to 6.9, and then to 7.

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