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Major Earthquake Strikes Off Mindanao


Mindanao, Philippines

A major earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Friday, raising the risk of tsunami waves as far away as Indonesia, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Hazardous waves could spread 300 kilometers (190 miles) away from the epicenter, which was in the sea south of the city of General Santos, the center added.

The U.S Geological Survey later downgraded the quake to 6.8.

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