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Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern Philippines

(CBS SF) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck the southern Philippines on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS reported the earthquake struck at 6:03 a.m. Pacific time (10:03 p.m. Philippines time) about 7 miles northwest of Surigao City on the island of Mindanao, at a depth of 17 miles.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no threat of a tsunami.

There are no immediate reports about damage or injuries related to the earthquake.

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