Major earthquake hits off Philippines, risk of hazardous waves - PTWC | Reuters

A major earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Friday, raising the risk of tsunami waves as far away as Indonesia, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Hazardous waves could spread 300km (190 miles) away from the epicentre, which was in the sea south of the city of General Santos, the Center added.

The U.S Geological Survey later downgraded the quake to 6.8. (Writing by Andrew Heavens)

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Published Date: Apr 29, 2017 02:46 am | Updated Date: Apr 29, 2017 02:46 am


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