A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck the southern Philippines, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The tremor’s epicentre was located 92km southeast of Governor Generoso town in Davao Oriental province, more than 1000km south of the capital Manila, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
The quake was felt most strongly in nearby Mati City, the institute said. Thousands of people were forced to rush out of buildings in Davao City, where the quake was also felt, but no damage was so far reported.
The Philippines is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 90 per cent of the world’s earthquakes strike.
On April 22, 16 people were killed and more than 80 were injured when a magnitude-6.1 tremor struck the country’s northern provinces, including Manila.
The day after, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake rattled the eastern Philippines, injuring 10 people.
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