The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.2-magnitude earthquake off the southeastern coast of Mindanao island on the morning (local time) of Sunday, September 29. According to the USGS, the quake hit at approximately 10:02 about 85 km (53 mi) south-southeast of Pondaguitan at a depth of 76 km (47 mi). A tsunami warning was not immediately issued by officials.
Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.
In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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