6.5 magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila, Sep 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale has jolted Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey has said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 69 km, was initially determined to be at 6.7 degrees north latitude and 126.6 degrees east longitude, Xinhua news agency reported.

The quake was not expected to cause a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. There were no immediate reports of damage, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

–IANS

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