An earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude shook the southern Philippine island of Mindano on Saturday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre alerted the possibility of hazardous tsunami waves to hit the coastal parts of Philippines.
No casualities and damages were reported. The agency asked the people living near the coastal areas to stay alert.
The US Geological Survey said earthquake struck 193 km (120 miles) east of the Philippine city of General Santos, at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).
“There is a tsunami threat for coastlines of the Philippines and Indonesia within 300 km of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines. No tsunami hazard for anywhere else”, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a tweet.
This earthquake came just a week after the deadly tsunami hit Indonesia following an eruption of Karaktoa volcano killing over 420 people and thousands injured.