5 Oct 2009

Quake near the Philippines

6:09 am on 5 October 2009

There's been an undersea earthquake off the coast of the Philippines.

The magnitude 6.5 quake occured just before 7am local time on Sunday in the Moro Gulf off Mindanao. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it does not expect a destructive tsunami.

The Phillippines was struck last week by a storm which killed more than 200 people and typhoon Parma, which killed 3 people.