(ETH) – An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck some 63 km east of Pondaguitan in the Philippines, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and the U.S. Tsunami Warning System issued a tsunami warning.

According to Reuters, The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that damage and aftershocks were expected.

The quake was at a depth of 65.6 km, USGS said. The U.S. National Weather Service said there was no risk of a tsunami for the U.S. West Coast from the earthquake. Hawaii Emergency Management said Hawaii faced no tsunami threat.


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