Earthquake with 6.8 magnitude hits in Philippines, no tsunami threat are reported

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Earthquake with 6.8 magnitude hits in Philippines, no tsunami threat are reported

A massive earthquake occurred near Davao, the southeastern Philippines, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there was no risk to the tsunami.

The intensity 6.8 quake was focused 61 km (38 miles) southwest of Davao on the southern island of Mindanao, at a depth of 28.2 km, according to the USGS, and the intensity was updated from a previous 6.9 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that there is no tsunami risk from the earthquake based on limited information.

There have been no specific reports of damage, although earthquakes of such intensity can destroy dwellings.

The Philippines lies on the seismically active Pacific “Ring of Fire” and encounters regular tremors.