Geography of the Philippines
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake was registered in the Philippines, Reuters reported citing the US Geological Survey.
The tremor was 37 kilometres west of Davao City, at a depth of 22 kilometres. So far, there are no reports of casualties and devastation, nor of a tsunami threat.
This is the third earthquake in the area since October 16.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred 69 km north-northwest of the city of General Santos on the Philippine island of Mindanao, according to Reuters, citing the US Geophysical Institute.
The initially announced magnitude was 6.7, with an epicentre 70 km southwest of Davao City with a population of 1.21 million.
There are no reports for casualties and destruction.
Residents watch as Mayon volcano spews ash at a tourist spot near Cagsawa ruins in Daraga in Albay province, south of Manila yesterday.
A Bulgarian man suspected of hacking the bank account of Microsoft founder Bill Gates in 2011 was arrested at the Zamboanga City port area on Wednesday afternoon after he failed to present travel documents, ABS-CBN reported.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Zamboanga identified the suspect as Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov, 33.