Natural disaster of 6.9 strikes off Philippines triggering tsunami fears

Location of the quake off the southern Philippines

Location of the quake off the southern Philippines

The warning stated that tsunami waves were possible for coasts located within 300 km of the earthquake's epicenter.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, from the quake, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) said struck 193 km east of the Philippine city of General Santos, at a depth of 60 km.

There were no reports of casualties or damage, from the natural disaster, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) said struck 193 km east of the Philippine city of General Santos, at a depth of 60 km.

Rachmat Triyono, the head of the tsunami and quake division at the BMKG said that the natural disaster would not trigger tsunami.

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said that the quake was detected at a depth of 49 kilometers (30 miles) and a magnitude of 7.1 about 162 kilometers (100 miles) off Davao Oriental province.

A strong undersea natural disaster struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday and the head of the country's quake-monitoring agency advised people in a southeastern province to avoid beaches in case of a tsunami.

A quake-tsunami in September killed around 2,200 people in Palu on Sulawesi island, with thousands more missing and presumed dead. More than 400 people were killed last weekend after an erupting volcano triggered a deadly wave that struck the coastlines of western Java island and south Sumatra.

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