Manila. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines on Friday, and a tsunami warning had been issued for the region, including Indonesia, the US Geological Survey and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
The quake was centered off the east coast, 60 kilometers off the town of Guiuan in Samar province, the US survey said.
A Tsunami warning is in effect for Indonesia, the Philippines, Belau, Yap, Taiwan, Japan, Guam, North Marianas and Papua New Guinea, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
“It is not known that a Tsunami was generated,” the PTWC’s website said.