KUALA LUMPUR: An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale has hit Mindanao, the Philippines at 10.37 pm.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), the earthquake at a depth of 85 kilometres (km) occurred 42 km southeast of Gingoog City, the Philippines.

Based on initial assessment, there is no tsunami threat to Malaysia.

A moderate aftershock measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred at a depth of 105k km at a distance of 57 km southeast of Gingoog City at 11 pm, MetMalaysia added.–Bernama

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