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Strong 6.3 quake rattles southern Philippines: US Geological Survey

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016,10:24 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Manila | A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippines early on Friday but there was no threat of a tsunami, US seismologists said.

The offshore quake hit at 6:53 AM and was centred around 100 kilometres southeast of the city of Davao on the island of Mindanao, according to the US Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no tsunami threat from the strong quake.