Tsunami warning following Philippines quake



A 7.6 magnitude earthquake has hit the Philippines, triggering a tsunami warning.

The quake struck off the island of Mindanao late at night, with residents living on the eastern coast urged to evacuate from their homes immediately.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned that tsunami waves could hit the southern Philippines and parts of Indonesia, Palau and Malaysia.

It causes around 100-150 earthquakes a year in the region due to tectonic plates overlapping at convergent boundaries called subduction zones.

Mindanao is the second-largest island in the Philippines and is home to about 26 million people. 

Davao City, the third-largest city in the Philippines, is on the coast of Mindanao.


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