By Gage Simpson, Owner Of New Frontier News
Saturday, December 29, 2018
(NEW FRONTIER NEWS)- A large 6.9 (originally reported as a 7.2) magnitude earthquake struck 120 miles (193 km) from Philippine city of General Santos.
The quake began shaking around 11:40 a. m. local time.
The earthquake’s epicenter was 37 miles (60 km) deep.
“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicenter along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Hawaii is not under threat from a tsunami.
There have been no reports of deaths or injuries. There have also been no reports of major damage.
Moderate shaking was felt in Davao City while people in General Santos felt light to moderate shaking for around 2 minutes.
Most people in the area reported that the earthquake was longer than normal with some even reporting the quake lasting 3 minutes.
This quake comes days after a deadly tsunami in Indonesia killed over 400 people.
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Staff writer. (December 2018). Earthquake of 6.9 strikes off Philippines, tsunami waves possible. CNBC. The United States. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/29/earthquake-strikes-off-philippines-tsunami-waves-possible.html