Earthquake hits Mindanao; no tsunami alert for Guam

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 occurred in Mindanao, Philippines at 9:37 p.m. (CHST) last night.

There is no tsunami threat to Guam, Rota, Tinian or Saipan from this earthquake, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

The United States Geological Survey says the quake struck 69 kilometers north-northwest of General Santos, Mindanao.

According to Philippine media, the earthquake sent residents running from buildings and offices, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, except an elderly man who was injured.

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