Magnitude 7.4 quake hits Philippines, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminarymagnitude of 7.4 hit the southern Philippines on Tuesday, theUS Geological Survey said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said there wasno threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami after the quake.

The quake struck at a depth of about 35 km (22 miles) aroundBohol island, to the north of Mindanao island. There were noimmediate reports of injuries or damage.

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