A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has hit the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, reports the US Geological Survey.
The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning System released a hazardous wave alert for all coasts within 300km of the quake, a radius that includes much of Indonesia and the Philippines.
Government agencies have been advised to inform populations in coastal areas of the risk and instruct them on relevant evacuation procedures, depending on the threat level. The islands of Geme and Tabukan Tengah (Indonesia) as well as Davao (Philippines) may experience tsunami waves within the hour.
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