Authorities are confident there is no tsunami threat in the wake of an earthquake that struck offshore near Mindanao in the Philippines on Friday afternoon.
The 6.9 magnitude quake was recorded at a depth of eight kilometres and reportedly lasted several seconds.
There are no immediate reports of casualties, but authorities have warned of aftershocks.
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there is no tsunami threat for the region.
It said quakes of this size can generate some disturbances along the coast.
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology confirmed there was no tsunami threat.
The Philippines lies on the “Ring of Fire”, a horseshoe-shaped belt of volcanoes prone to seismic activity.
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