'Hazardous waves' after earthquake in Philippines

The quake struck off the island of Mindanao

'Hazardous waves' after earthquake in Philippines

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An earthquake in the Philippines will cause "hazardous waves", the Pacific Tsunami Centre has warned.

The 7.2-magnitude quake struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines at 8.23pm (GMT) on Friday.

Image: USGS

The quake was measured at a depth of 10km, 68km south of the city of General Santos, the Tsunami Centre added.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) measured the quake at 6.8.