Southern Philippines Hit by 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake
December 28, 2018
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of the southern Philippines on Saturday, according to the USGS (US Geological Survey).
The quake shook Mindanao’s largest city, Davao, approximately 62 miles southeast of Pondaguitan, Philippines
A tsunami threat was announced by the US’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for parts of the Pacific closer to the earthquake.
“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicenter along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
There was no tsunami threat to the U.S. state of Hawaii, it said.
The USGS has since downgraded the magnitude of this earthquake event to 6.9.
*This story will be updated as details become available
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