Philippines hit by 6.9 magnitude earthquake | World News

An earthquake of 6.9 magnitude has struck the Philippines.

The tremor occurred at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles) in the Mindanao region, according to scientists.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said no tsunami was expected from the offshore quake, but there was the threat of damage and aftershocks.

The Philippines lies on the “Ring of Fire”, a belt of volcanoes circling the Pacific Ocean that is prone to earthquakes.

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