6.5 magnitude quake hits Philippines

6.5 magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila, Sep 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 69 km, was initially determined to be at 6.7 degrees north latitude and 126.6 degrees east longitude, Xinhua news agency reported.

The quake was not expected to cause a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. There were no immediate reports of damage, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

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