Thursday 24 August 2017

Tsunami warning as major earthquake hits off Philippines

Foreign tourists past in front a tower warning of tsunami in Kuta near Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKASONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images
Foreign tourists past in front a tower warning of tsunami in Kuta near Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKASONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images
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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.

Reuters

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