Strong 7.5 magnitude temblor hits Mindanao in the Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR: An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Mindanao in the Philippines at 10.37pm Saturday (Dec 2).

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), the earthquake at a depth of 85km occurred 42 km south-east of Gingoog City in Mindanao.

Based on initial assessments, there is no tsunami threat to Malaysia.

A moderate aftershock measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred at a depth of 105km at a distance of 57km south-east of Gingoog City was also reported at 11pm Saturday, MetMalaysia added. - Bernama

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