Magnitude 6.9 quake hits Philippines – USGS

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake, which hit at a depth of 41km about 580km southwest of the capital, Manila.

FILE: A seismograph takes readings of an earthquake. Picture: AFP

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck southwest of the Philippine city of Tacloban on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake, which hit at a depth of 41km about 580km southwest of the capital, Manila.