Manila, Dec 29: A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of the southern Philippines today.
The quake occurred at 11.39 am about 120 miles southeast of Mindanao’s largest city Davao and around 62 miles southeast of the city of Pondaguitan.
Residents were warned to avoid beaches in parts of the Philippines and Indonesia after a strong earthquake hit Mindanao. A Tsunami warning was issued shortly after this quake. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology advised clear the coast because of the minor sea level disturbances.
The coast of Indonesia, the Philippines and Palau may see the Tsunami waves of less than a foot above tide levels.
The Philippines Institute and the USGS have now canceled their advisories of a possible Tsunami in the Philippines.