Breaking news! Earthquake of 7.2 magnitude strikes off south Philippines

Dec 29 (Reuters) – An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake struck 193 km east of the city of General Santos, the USGS said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami threat existed for parts of the Pacific “closer to the earthquake” but there was no tsunami threat to the U.S. state of Hawaii. (Reporting by Robert Birsel)

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