Strong quake strikes off coast of Philippines

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the southern Philippines.

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2010, 15:50 PM IST

Manila: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck
off the coast of the southern Philippines on Wednesday, the US
Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate
reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued.

The quake struck at sea at 2:47 pm (0647 GMT), just
over 110 kilometres (70 miles) from Davao city, a major city
on the Philippines` southern island of Mindanao, according to
the US monitoring service.

An official with the Philippine Institute of
Volcanology and Seismology told a news agency there were no immediate
reports of damage, and no tsunami warning was issued.

PTI