A 7.Zero magnitude earthquake struck off the southeastern coast of the Philippines round noon Saturday, native time, prompting fears of a tsunami. Nevertheless, no tsunami was reported.

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) initially rated the earthquake with a magnitude of seven.2 earlier than the score was revised to 7.0.

The temblor struck 52 miles (84 km) to the southeast of Pondaguitan, Philippines, with a depth of 37 miles (60 km), based on the USGS.

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The placement of the earthquake that struck off the coast of the Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Picture/USGS)

The earthquake prompted fears of a tsunami shortly after it struck, with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Middle (PTWC) stating that tsunami waves of lower than 1 foot (0.three meters) had been potential alongside the coasts of Indonesia, Palau and the Philippines.

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At 12:07 a.m. EST Saturday, the PTWC later said that no tsunami waves had been reported at any of the close by sea-level gauges and that the tsunami risk had handed.

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There have been no experiences of harm or accidents right now.

The area stays on excessive alert following a tsunami triggered by a volcanic landslide that killed over 400 folks in Indonesia.

The Philippines are additionally enduring heavy rainfall from a tropical system, which can final by means of the weekend.


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